Photo for Headline Surfer courtesy of Deb Denys / Oak Hill mayoral candidates and city commissioners Linda Hyatt and Doug Gibson are shown here from Saturday's Oak Hill Community Trust fundraiser at Mary DeWees Park.
OAK HILL -- Some 125 people attended a barbecue chicken fundraiser Saturday at Mary DeWees Park sponsored by the Oak Hill Community Trust.
Among the attendees were several candidates running for public office including mayoral candidates Linda Hyatt and Doug Gibson in the non-partisan race. Both are city commissioners.
Former elected School Board member Deb Denys and longtime elected New Smyrna Beach City Commissioner Jim Hathaway, who are seeking the dist. 3 Volusia County Council seat, were in attendance. So, too, was Jason Davis, of Edgewater and a Gulf War veteran, who is running for County Chair against Carl Persis.
Gibson and Hyatt said the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. fundraiser was held to help raise money for an electronic sign the Oak Hill Community Trust plans to install on U.S. 1, with a specific locale yet to be determined. Both are members of the trust.
OUR DEBATE AND ENDORSEMENT
Here is a link to our public candidate debate in the race for Oak Hill mayor, including videos, that was held at the Oak Hill City Hall commission chambers: http://headlinesurfer.com/content/410321-doug-gibson-debates-self-public-candidate-debate-mayor-oak-hill-opponent-linda-hyatt-
Prior to the start of early voting on Oct. 27, Headline Surfer will announce its endorsement in the Nov. 6 general elections between Linda Hyatt and Doug Gibson for the office of mayor of Oak Hill.