Mike Watkins Dodges Public Forum

Jordan Kirkland - April 5th, 2019

On Thursday, Republican candidates running to replace Halsey Beshears for House District 7 met in Monticello, Florida in an effort to promote political discourse just days before the primary election.

The event, hosted by RoundTable Politics, was held at the Monticello Opera House at 6:30 p.m., and featured all the candidates running on the Republican ticket.

That is, all but ONE...

Big Bend CEO Mike Watkins did not attend Thursday's public forum that featured key voters from around the district. The reason: he had other plans.

"I have a conflict at that time meeting with actual voters in the district," Watkins told RoundTable Politics when we reached out to him at the beginning of the week. "It wouldn't be fair to them or the campaign to do otherwise," he continued.

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