Candidates vying for District 14 to answer questions at forum
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From staff reports

A political forum Monday will give the public an opportunity to hear from the candidates vying for the state Senate District 14 seat.

The forum is set for 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville and is sponsored by WBHF radio AM 1450.

Candidates will field questions from the staffs of WBHF, the Daily Tribune News and the Cherokee Tribune.

Six candidates have qualified for the Senate seat that has been vacated by Barry Loudermilk, who resigned his position to run for the U.S. House seat vacated by Congressman Phil Gingrey.

District 14 covers parts of Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb counties. The special election is set for Nov. 5.

The Cherokee County contenders in the special election are Dwight Pullen, 53, of Canton, Nicole Ebbeskotte, 42, of Woodstock, and Dean Sheridan, 51, of Acworth.

Bartow County is represented by candidates Christopher G. Nesmith, 42, of Adairsville, Bruce Thompson, 48, of White, and Matt Laughridge, 25, of Cartersville.

“The political forums are one of the most important community events that we do,” said WBHF Station Manager Matt Santini. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with The Daily Tribune News and The Cherokee Tribune for this event. When local media outlets can have a healthy and respectful competition and can work together on events like this, the community wins.”

In addition to the panelists’ questions, WBHF is soliciting questions from the public for consideration. Questions can be submitted via the station’s Facebook page or by email at

The event will also be broadcast live on AM 1450 WBHF and replayed at multiple times before the special election.

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