SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -

Primary elections  are a month away and on Friday voters in San Luis Obispo County had a chance to hear from the candidates who are vying for the open supervisors seats. 

The San Luis Obispo (SLO) Chamber of Commerce brought all five candidates  together for a discussion on the local economy.

Muril Clift and Bruce Gibson are competing for the  2nd District seat.

Candidates Mike Byrd, Lynn Compton, and Caren Ray are vying for the 4th District  seat.

Charlene Rosales, with the Chamber of Commerce, said "I hope people walk away from a better perspective on where these candidates stand with improving our community county wide as well as improving conditions for business.

Chamber of Commerce leaders organized the forum to give voters a clearer picture of who may serve on the board.

Voters raised questions ranging from how the candidates will deal with the water crisis in the northern part of the county to the air quality in the south county.

Primary elections are June 3, and mail-in ballots must be mailed by May 27.