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Meet the Mount Airy special election candidates

Three candidates are running for the Mount Airy Town Council seat vacated in July by former Councilman Scott Strong. The special election is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Reception Hall at 1008 Twin Arch Road.

Mount Airy special election candidate: Matt McDonough

Mount Airy special election candidate Matt McDonough is young at 18 years old, but his message to residents is that of an old soul: Don't change Mount Airy. He wants to keep the town's population around 10,000 people. McDonough is opposed to residential development and big corporations coming.

Mount Airy special election candidate: Scott Sirchio

Scott Sirchio, 45, is one of three candidates running for the Mount Airy Town Council seat vacated by former Councilman Scott Strong. A planning commission alternate, Sirchio said he wants to ensure a prosperous future by prioritizing economic development and securing natural resources if elected.

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Mount Airy special election candidate: Patty Washabaugh

Patty Washabaugh, 59, is one of three candidates running for the Mount Airy Town Council seat vacated by former Councilman Scott Strong. A six-year veteran of the town's planning commission, Washabaugh has put her stamp on the planning and zoning process, but feels she's ready for a bigger role.

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