A local organization is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in the Oak Ridge Civic Center Gymnasium. It’s been organized by Democracy for East Tennessee, and residents of Anderson and surrounding counties are invited, a press release said.
Candidates for the following offices have been invited: Oak Ridge City Council, Oak Ridge Board of Education, Tennessee House of Representatives 33rd District, State Senate 5th District, 3rd U.S. Congressional District, and U.S. Senate.
The election is November 4. The October 9 event will offer residents a chance to become better informed and acquainted with candidates by meeting with them on an individual basis at a single event, a press release said.
“Come meet the men and women who want to represent you and serve our community,” the release said. “Come ask them their positions on the issues that are important to you. Come share your ideas and hear theirs for improving the quality of life in our city, state, and nation.”
Admission and light refreshments are free of charge.
For more information, the public can contact Tom Burns at (865) 385-7063 or Linda Trien at (865) 481-8331. Candidates can contact Joan Cassens at (865) 220-8900.