Two local supporters of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will represent the candidates during a Tuesday afternoon presidential forum in Oak Ridge.
Syd Ball will offer the views of Obama, a Democrat seeking a second term as president in the Nov. 6 election. Ball is serving on the local Obama For America “Pen Points” (letters to the editor) committee, a press release said.
Joe Bailey, chairman of the East Tennessee campaign for Romney, will present the views of Romney, the Republican opposing Obama. The press release said Bailey was a delegate to the Republican Convention this summer.
The Democratic and Republican representatives will deliver opening statements and answer questions about the candidate they are representing, the press release said. The audience is encouraged to take part by submitting questions to the speakers.
It said Ball is a nuclear engineer, and for the past 50 years, he has worked mainly on nuclear power reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is currently serving on the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association board, and he is a member of the Oak Ridge Rotary Sunset.
Bailey has been involved in mainstream national politics since 1984, and he is a member of the Knoxville City Council since 2003, the press release said.
Students, faculty members, and the public are invited to the forum, which starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Oak Ridge High School Amphitheater, the press release said.
It’s sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge Partner-In-Education Program.