Chattanooga Tea Party To Host Candidates On Thursday

Sunday, April 13, 2014

With early voting beginning this week for the May 6 primaries, the Chattanooga Tea Party will be hosting a forum to hear from a number of the candidates for public office who will be on the May 6 ballot.

 

The Forum will be held on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. More than a dozen candidates will be speaking and the public will be given the opportunity to meet with the various candidates after the forum.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a straw poll will be taken to gauge the sentiment of those attending.

The meeting will take place at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery).              

As a reminder, organizers ask that attendees be sure to bring a non-perishable canned good item as the Chattanooga Tea Party is committed to supporting the local Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 


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