Chamber to host candidate forums
LaGRANGE — The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, Troup County Republican Party and Troup County Democratic Party will host two candidate forums in an effort to inform local voters prior to the May 24 election.
The first forum is set for 6 p.m. April 25 at Del’Avant, 141 Main St., and will feature candidates for state Senate District 28 and United States representatives for District 3. All candidates have been invited to attend and have confirmed participation, including Hayden Marlowe and Matt Brass, candidates for state senate.
For the District 3 Congressional seat, the following candidates are scheduled to participate: Samuel Anders (R), Tamarkus Cook (D), Mike Crane (R), Drew Ferguson (R), Chip Flanegan (R), Jim Pace (R), Angela Pendley (D), Richard Mix (R) and Arnall “Rod” Thomas (R).
The forum will be moderated by LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton.
Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz will moderate the second forum slated for 6 p.m. April 26 at Del’Avant.
This forum will feature candidates for Board of Education districts 5 and 6, County Commission district 2 and 3, and tax commissioner. All candidates have been invited to attend.
To date, the following candidates have confirmed attendance: John Asbell, Kendall Butler, Joe Franklin, Cathy Hunt, Dorothy Curry Jennings and Rodell Poole for school board; Ellis Cadenhead and Lewis Davis for county commissioner and Bill Hunnicutt, Shane Frailey and Ronnie Lefevers for tax commissioner.
The general public is invited to attend.