Political forum for elections planned
by TCT Staff
October 20, 2013 12:08 AM | 1675 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A political forum for the candidates seeking office in the Canton and Woodstock city elections Nov. 5 is planned for Wednesday at the Cherokee County Arts Center.

Sponsored by the Cherokee Tribune and WLJA radio 101.1 FM, candidates will answer questions from the staffs of the radio station and the Cherokee Tribune.

“We are pleased to give the public the opportunity to hear the candidates on the issues and to be a part of the election process in this manner,” said Tribune Managing Editor Rebecca Johnston. “We are glad of the opportunity to partner with WLJA on this project. When local media can come together like this, the community is benefitted.”

The audience will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates. Questions for the candidates can also be submitted on the Cherokee Tribune Facebook page and emailed to tribune@cherokeetribune.com by Tuesday.

“We are excited to partner with The Cherokee Tribune so that the voters have the opportunity to hear from all of the candidates seeking elected office,” said Randy Gravely, president and CEO of Tri-State Communications Inc., which owns WLJA.

Candidates for city election from Woodstock are Warren Johnson and John Szczesniak for Ward 1; Judy Davila and Bob Mueller for Ward 3; and Bud Leonard and Susan L. Jones for Ward 5. In Canton, the candidates for Ward 1 are Sandy McGrew, Bob Reilly and Clint Weatherby; Ward 2, Ari Durham and Bill Grant; Ward 3, Molly Lewis, John Rust, Thomas Sanders and Farris Yawn.

The public is invited to attend the free event at the Cherokee Arts Center. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Arts Center is in downtown Canton at 94 North St.

For more information call Johnston at (770) 479-1441, ext. 600.

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