The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee will be hosting a series of candidate forums during the election season.
The first forum, which is Monday evening, will be for candidates running for the office of Anderson County mayor. Both candidates for the Republican nomination, Steve Emert and Terry Frank, will participate, a press release said.
The Anderson County mayor’s race will be determined in the May 1 primary because there are no Democrats running for the office.
Monday’s forum is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. April 2 at Roane State Community College’s Goff Building in Oak Ridge. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. All candidate forums are free and open to the public.
“We are looking forward to this forum and the opportunity to find out more about both candidates for Anderson County mayor,” said Owen Driskill, chair of the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee.
Candidates will be given the opportunity to give both an opening and closing statement. Audience members may submit questions in writing at the forum. Questions must be addressed to all candidates. Chamber staff may combine questions of a similar focus or topic. Questions will not be shared with candidates in advance.
The moderator for the forums will be Gene Patterson of Consolidated Nuclear Security, who is a former news anchor.
For more information on this forum as well as other upcoming forums, visit the Oak Ridge Chamber’s website at www.oakridgechamber.org and click on the Calendar link or contact Greta Ownby at [email protected] or (865) 483-1321.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Kathy Gillenwaters.
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