The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia will host two candidates forums this month.
The first will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn Street, in Savannah. State Senator Ben Watson and Democratic candidate Sandra Workman are featured. These candidates are running for the Georgia Legislature, District 1, which includes portions of Chatham and Liberty and Bryan counties.
This forum is free of charge, but attendees should register at www.LWVCGA.org. Participants can submit their questions for the candidates via the website. Questions may also be submitted at the event.
“Voters, this is your chance to look the candidates in the eye and hear their answers to questions that are important to you and your family,” said Cuffy Sullivan, President of the LWVCGA. “As a nonpartisan political organization, the league’s mission is to offer these opportunities for you to hear directly from the candidates in an open, transparent way, and learn where they stand on the issues.”
The public also is encouraged to view the Voters Guide on the League’s website which describes the candidates’ positions on the major issues facing the voters in District 1, as well as other local races.
The league also will host a Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 so voters can learn more about the issues from Republican Congressman Buddy Carter and Democratic candidate Lisa Ring, who are running in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. The forum will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, in Savannah.
This event is also free and open to the public, but only those who register at www.LWVCGA.org or on the League’s Facebook page are guaranteed a seat. Ticket registration goes live today at 8 a.m. Seating is limited, and registrants will be asked to check in before they enter the Coastal Georgia Center.
The League asks that participants do not bring signs or hand out campaign literature at the event. In the spirit of civil discourse, a primary tenet of the League, attendees also are asked to refrain from disrupting the candidates’ responses or demonstrating in any way.
Participants can submit their questions for the candidates via the website. Questions also may be submitted in writing the night of the event.
Dawn Baker, a news anchor on WTOC-TV, will serve as moderator. A time keeper will ensure that each candidate has an equal opportunity to address the issues of interest to the audience.