Ira P. Kauffman Jr.
1009 Lindsay Lane, Hagerstown
Editor's Note: Twenty-one candidates have filed for five Washington County Commissioners' seats. Ten of the candidates - five Democrats and five Republicans - will be selected as their parties' nominees in the Sept. 10 primary. The general election is Nov. 5. We asked each of the candidates the same five questions.
1. Do you think the county gives the school board enough money? Why or why not?
"No. I think they concentrate too much on the administrative level and not enough on teachers. ... There should be more money for salaries for teachers and principals. And if you want to balance that spending, then cut positions on Commonwealth Avenue."