Information from WYSH Radio
All of the candidates in the upcoming Democratic and Republican contested primary elections scheduled for May 6 are being invited to a public forum to be hosted by The Norris Bulletin and moderated by publisher Jack Mitchell. The event will be held next Thursday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Anderson County High School.
Unopposed candidates are also invited and, after a brief introduction, will be given an opportunity to make a brief statement, but they will not participate in the question and answer session of the forum.
For each of the contested primaries, candidates will be granted two to three minutes for an opening statement, after which 20 minutes will be allocated to a question and answer session where the moderator will pose four questions to each candidate, who will have two minutes to answer. Opponents will then be granted two minutes for rebuttal. The moderator, at his discretion, may permit an additional one minute to the candidate who was originally asked the question.
The non-judicial candidates, those for the offices of county mayor and sheriff, will be asked to respond to questions that pertain to their qualifications and to issues that specifically affect residents of the north end of Anderson County.
Questions addressed to candidates in the race for chancellor and juvenile court judge will relate to their individual qualifications and experience, as well their reasons for seeking the office. Also, because of the number of candidates vying for the juvenile court judgeship, in regard to that race, only two questions will be submitted to each candidate present, and there will be no time allocated for rebuttal.
If the event is well-received by the public and the candidates, The Bulletin anticipates sponsoring a similar forum prior to the general elections in August. Any candidate requesting more information can contact Mitchell at [email protected] or by phone at (865) 719-3550.
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