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Chesterfield Board of Supervisor Candidates Mull Over Possible Meals Tax

In a lightning round of questions, moderator and political analyst Bob Holsworth asked whether the county should try again to have a referendum on a meals tax. Voters defeated an earlier referendum in 2013. 

Democratic Candidate Murti Khan said he would back a tax, but wants community input on how money is allocated.

“Would they want two-percent in their real estate taxes taken off and then two-percent given to schools?” 

Khan is running against Republican Jim Ingle for the Bermuda district seat. 

“I’m personally against it but I am for the community having the opportunity to make that decision.”

Both candidates are running to replace three-term supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle, who decided not to seek reelection.

 

Ian Stewart/VPM News 

Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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