You can meet candidates for county and state elected offices at Popcorn and Politics at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce on Monday.
It’s scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, June 25. It’s hosted by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee. Popcorn and Politics will give you a chance to meet candidates running for office in the August election, a press release said.
“All local candidates as well as candidates running for state legislative offices have been invited to participate,” the press release said.
The public is invited. There is no charge to attend, but a reservation is requested. The event will be held in the Joyce Conference Room at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for members of the community to have some ‘face time’ with candidates seeking election,” said Owen Driskill, the chair of the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee. “The committee decided rather than sponsoring a series of forums, to invite candidates to come meet interested people in the community. And, as the title indicates, we’ll have plenty of popcorn to eat while we visit.”
As of the afternoon of June 19, the press release said, the following candidates have indicated they will be participating:
- Richard Dawson, candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33
- John Ragan, candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33
- Ben Stephens, candidate for Oak Ridge School Board
- Mark Lucas, candidate for Anderson County sheriff
- Ebony Capshaw, candidate for Anderson County trustee
- Regina Copeland, candidate for Anderson County trustee
- Jeff Cole, candidate for Anderson County clerk
- Tim Shelton, candidate for Anderson County register of deeds
- Rex Lynch, candidate for Anderson County Circuit Court clerk
- Catherine Denenberg, candidate for Anderson County Commission, District 6
- Theresa Scott, candidate for Anderson County Commission, District 7
- Phil Yager, candidate for Anderson County Commission, District 8
To make a reservation for the event and to see the up-to-date list of participating candidates, visit the Oak Ridge Chamber’s website at www.oakridgechamber.org, click on the Calendar link and then the “Popcorn and Politics” event on the calendar.
Contact Greta Ownby at [email protected] or (865) 483-1321 for more information.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Kathy Gillenwaters.
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