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The people talked, the candidates listened

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I had a blast at the recent Candidates’ Night to Listen event, co-sponsored by the York Daily Record/Sunday News and the York College Department of History and Political Science. What a thrill it was to see so many good, community-minded people come together to debate important national issues in a civil way.

When managing editor Randy Parker proposed this idea, I thought, “This could be outstanding – or it could be a disaster.”

It was outstanding.

Hundreds of people came out to tell the candidates what they should focus on if they are elected to Congress as Rep. Todd Platts’ successor. I recognized many of the names as regular writers of letters to the editor. As opinion page editor, these are my peeps. Keep those comments coming!

Here’s a link to an editorial I wrote about the evening. Click here for full YDR.com coverage.