Candidates vying for office faced off at a State and Local Candidates Forum in Columbia last night.
The candidates sat at a table and debated issues such as tax regulations, road repair, and education. State Senator Kurt Schaefer, the incumbent candidate for the 19th District seat, spoke about the importance of cooperation among government officials.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket, just as the president and vice president do. Senators debated the measure but set it aside Tuesday.