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POP QUIZ

by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to candidates for Forsyth County Commission. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.

Questions

1. What is the length of a commissioner’s term in office? 2. How many at-large seats are there on the Forsyth County Commission? 3. What is the annual salary of a regular commissioner (not a chairman or vice-chairman)?

Everette Witherspoon, District A candidate: 1. Four years. [ ] 2. One. [ ] 3. I haven’t even thought about that, but I would say $12,000/year. [X]

Stan Dean, District B candidate: 1. Four years. [ ] 2. One. [ ] 3. I don’t know; I think it’s $20,000/year. [ -]

Walter Marshall, incumbent, District A candidate: 1. Four years. [ ] 2. One. [ ] 3. $744 every 2 weeks ($19,344/year) [ ]

Correct Answers

1. 4 years

2. 1

3. $19,344/year for regular commissioners; $22,542 for chairman; $20,956 for vice-chairman.

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