Democratic candidates in the 3rd Congressional District, State House District 28, State Senate District 10 and for County Mayor will all participate in a forum and debate sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, WRCB/Channel 3, the Chattanooga chapter of the NAACP and the Hamilton County Voter Empowerment Team, on July 12 at 6 p.m.
Participants include Dr. Mary Headrick and Bill Taylor (3rd Congressional race), Rep. Tommie Brown and Rep. JoAnne Favors (House District 28), Quenston Coleman, Andrae McGary and David Testerman (State Senate District 10), and Dr. Rick Wilson (County Mayoral race).
The event will be held at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 2514 Williams Street, Chattanooga. The debate will be divided into four 30-minute sections, one for each race. Rev. Kenneth Love of Saint Paul A.M.E. will moderate. The media sponsors will be live blogging from the debate, and those who cannot be there are encouraged to log on to participate.
“This debate will show how qualified and prepared our candidates for office are,” said Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith. “We encourage everyone to come out on July 12 to listen and see for yourself how well they understand the needs of the county, the state and the nation.”