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Lowry, Palmer talk economic development at Samuel Miller forum

Lowry, Palmer talk economic development at Samuel Miller forum

The two candidates in the only contested supervisor race in Albemarle County met for the first time Thursday at a forum organized by the Cove Garden Ruritans.

Held at the North Garden Volunteer Fire Company, topics included economic development and the future of the county’s court system.

Republican John Lowry is challenging Democrat Liz Palmer to represent the Samuel Miller District on the Board of Supervisors.

“I would like to see us have a better balance for how we govern ourselves in Albemarle County,” Lowry said, adding he has served as chairman as both the county’s economic development authority and the board of equalization.

Palmer, a veterinarian who scaled back her practice to free up time to serve as supervisor, said she wants to stay on the board to serve constituents and to help continue planning for new infrastructure.

“These are the things I’ve gotten involved with and are the reasons I ran for the Board of Supervisors