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Candidate forum set for Monday
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Forum essentials
• When: 5:30-9 p.m. Monday
• Where: Liberty County Peforming Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington
• More info: Call 912-980-6993 or 912-601-2016
• Participate: Email questions to forum@coastalcourier.com

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County’s municipal elections.

The Liberty County Joint Political Forum Committee, with representatives from several organizations, is organizing a political forum during which voters will have the chance to hear from candidates in contested races for city council and mayor in Hinesville, Riceboro and Walthourville.

The forum is scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, in the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Questions for the mayoral candidates may be submitted in advance by email at forum@coastalcourier.com. Audience members may also submit written questions during the forum.

Questions mayoral candidates will be asked include:

1. Everyone seems to have a platform of  lowering taxes; how do you plan to lower taxes?

2. How do  you plan to restore a sense of community to your city?

3) Do you support the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST?

Candidates for the contested city council seats will speak first, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The mayoral candidates’ forum will begin at 6:40 p.m.

The Joint Political Forum Committee includes the following partners: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., AUSA, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Community of Inspired Women Inc., Liberty County Branch of the NAACP, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty County Democratic Party and Liberty County Republican Party.

For more information on the forum, call Graylan Quarterman at 912-980-6993 or Jason Wermers at 912-601-2016.

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