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County executive hopefuls speak at forum
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Herschel Wells Sr. and John Shields
Leadership should be a top priority for voters when they head to the polls to vote for their next Warren County executive.That was one of the prevailing thoughts from both county executive candidates speaking Tuesday night at a political forum sponsored by the Southern Standard and WCPI. John Shields, who won the Republican nomination, and Herschel Wells Sr., who won the Democratic nomination, were in attendance.“I’d like to focus on one skill that’s needed and that’s leadership,” said Shields. “Leadership is defined as the process of social interaction where one person can elicit the aid of others in the accomplishment of a task. In campaigning, I have spoken to constituents about the challenges facing our community today and the need for leadership to address them.”Wells talked along those same lines.“I have proven leadership for today and experience for a better Warren County tomorrow,” said Wells.In his introduction, Wells talked about his experience on the Warren County Commission, where he has served for 12 years.