Forum to focus on candidates in mayor’s race

by Staff on March 24, 2007 · 18 comments

in Local

I’m reposting this in case any of you don’t read The Mitchell Times:

Plans are in the works to offer a public forum that will feature each of the six mayoral candidates vying for the votes of Mitchell residents in the May primary.

The forum, which will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Mitchell High School auditorium, is being sponsored by the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and the Mitchell Times/Times-Mail newspapers.

The goal of the forum is to further voter education and foster interest in the upcoming mayoral election.

The public is encouraged to attend the event, which will allow each of the candidates the chance to offer their views in a timed format on various issues, concerns and their opinion on the role of a mayor.

Formal invitations will be mailed to each candidate and will include the questions that will be asked that evening. The Democratic candidates for the office of mayor are Morris “Butch” Chastain, Jason Delaney and James L. Brown. The Republican candidates are Dan K. Terrell, Billy Carlisle and Barry Duncan.

More information on the event will be released as details are finalized.

The primary is May 8.


However… I wish that they weren’t giving out the questions in advance (do I need to explain why?) and hope that they allocate some time in their agenda to permit the public to ask their own questions of the candidates.

Note that I will be at this event, with voter registration forms in hand for those who aren’t already registered. I encourage anyone with even a passing interest in the future of this community to come out and listen to the candidates speak and to form their own opinion of who deserves their vote.

If transportation is an issue at all, PLEASE contact me and we’ll get that taken care of. I would like to see that auditorium filled up.

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