Voters were given a chance to assess candidates for county assessor and sheriff during a forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Hastings at the YWCA of Adams County Friday afternoon.
Co-sponored by the YWCA, Hastings Area Retired Teachers, and Hastings Area Chamber, the event gave attendees the chance to ask questions of county assessor candidates Jackie Russell of Hastings and Tricia Allen of Blue Hill, along with Adams County Sheriff's candidates Ric Hallett and Gregg Magee. The candidates also fielded questions from invited media guests during the event, which included a sandwich and salad luncheon provided by sponsors.
In their opening statements, the assessor candidates shared personal background information that included their qualifications for the position. Both Russell and Allen are married mothers with daughters, and both women have worked in the Adams County Assessor's office.