Candidate Forum Set For March 23

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Meet the Candidates Forum will be held March 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Collegedale City Hall, Imagination Station Pavilion.  The hosts will be Collegedale Mayor John Turner and David Barto. 

Those invited to speak include all county wide candidates, Congressional candidates, County Commission District 7 and 9 candidates, County School Board District 7 and 9 candidates, congressional candidates, senatorial candidates, Collegedale Commission candidates and Collegedale Judge’s Office candidates.

 At 3:45 p.m. there will be a sign in sheet for candidates, each candidate is expected to sign in.  At 4:10 Mayor Turner and Mr. Barto will bring the gathering to order.  Each candidate who is signed in will be introduced, and then allowed to speak for up to three minutes.  Order of appearance will be chosen by Mayor Turner and Mr. Barto, so there is no point in rushing to sign in first. 

There is room for candidates to set up information tables.   Candidates may tie up banners, put signs out front, etc., within reason.  

There will be refreshments provided, Cokes, waters, Little Debbies, and chips.



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