Forums for Clarke County Political Candidates Scheduled Oct. 9 and Oct. 16
Candidates for local political offices will participate in two public forums scheduled Oct. 9 and Oct. 16 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the University of Georgia. Both forums will be broadcast live by radio station WUGA, 91.7 or 97.9 on the FM dial.
The forums will run from 7- 9 p.m. in Master’s Hall in the Georgia Center. Each will be preceded by a one-hour “meet-and-greet” in the foyer outside the hall at which candidates can talk with citizens and distribute campaign material.
The forums are sponsored by the Federation of Neighborhoods and the L.E.A.D. Athens Alumni Association.
The Oct. 9 forum will be for candidates for Georgia State Senate and Athens-Clarke County Commission. The Oct. 16 forum is for candidates for Clarke County Sheriff and Clarke County School Board.
Each forum will open with candidates making a brief statement. Candidates will then make timed responses to questions from the audience posed by a moderator. Questions will be screened by representatives of the sponsoring organizations to avoid duplication and ensure appropriateness.
The following candidates or their representative will participate:
State Senate District 46: Bill Cowsert and Sherry Jackson
State Senate District 47: Ralph Hudgens and Tim Riley
A-CC Commission District 6: Red Petrovs and Ed Robinson
A-CC Commission District 10: Mike Hamby
Clarke County Sheriff: Ira Edwards and Kenneth Brown
Clarke County School Board District 2: Vernon Payne and J. T. Jones
Clarke County School Board District 6: Charles Worthy and Jim Geiser
Clarke County School Board District 8: Chinami Goodie and David Huff