Public Forum Set On Role Of State Executive Committee Members

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A public forum will be held at East Ridge Senior Center, 1517 Tombras Avenue on July 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.  This forum will provide information about the role of State Executive Committee members who are to be elected August 7.  State law requires that each political party elects a male and a female from each senate district.  This event will be hosted by Betty Ann Allgood and Kenneth Love who both are candidates for the Democratic State Executive Committee in Senate District 10.

State Representative JoAnne Favors who is unopposed, other Democratic elected officials, and candidates in the August State Primary and County General Election will also be present to answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please come and obtain important information about the political process.

Contact Betty Ann Allgood at bettya@epbfi.com or 622-6181, or Kenneth Love at 
Kenneth.love@live.com or 502/550-0136 for more information.

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