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.
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) [ ]
1. 4 years
3. $19,344/year for regular commissioners; $22,542 for chairman; $20,956 for vice-chairman.