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Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

The Liberty County Joint Political Forum Committee, with representatives from several organizations, is organizing a political forum where voters will have the chance to hear from candidates in contested races for Liberty County sheriff and chief magistrate, along with the open seat for Georgia Senate District 19, which includes a portion of Liberty County.

The forum is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. May 10 in the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance by email at Audience members may also submit written questions during the forum.

Candidates for chief magistrate will respond to questions, followed by those seeking the Senate seat and ending with the candidates for sheriff. Also, a person will speak, and answer questions, about the upcoming Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax renewal.

The Joint Political Forum Committee includes the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP and Coastal Courier.
For more information on the forum, call Graylan Quarterman at 912-980-6993 or Jason Wermers at 912-601-2016.

Long County
The Long County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a political forum at 6:30 p.m. May 10, at the Round Table Restaurant on Elim Road.  The restaurant is inside the Castle. There is no charge for the event or the food.    

Each candidate for office in Long County is invited to participate and will be given 3 minutes to speak. At the end candidates are welcome to remain in the room and meet the voters and answer questions.

For more information, contact any member of the Chamber board.

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