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October 27, 2008

Candidate Forum to be held Thursday


Wanting an opportunity to listen to area state representatives talk about important issues prior to Election Day? Then attend the Candidate Forum Thursday inside Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room located on the Arkansas City campus.

Candidates in the contested state races will attend the forum, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Candidate Forum will follow the 2008 Cowley County Economic Forum, which will run earlier that day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The public is invited to the Candidate Forum and there is no charge to attend the event, which is being hosted by Cowley College student organizations, the CC Young Democrats and the Cowley College Republicans.

Each candidate will have one minute to give an introduction, and then answer two student driven questions. Audience members can then submit questions on index cards that will be screened and given to the moderators to present. Only the moderators will be allowed to direct questions to the candidates.
Each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond to each question.

Charlee Wilson, Cowley College coordinator of tutoring, serves as the sponsor of the Cowley College Republicans. Marvis Gaddie, secretary in the Business/Computer and Information Technology Department, and Frank Arnold, Social Science Department instructor, are co-sponsors of the CC Young Democrats.

Candidates that will be in attendance at the forum are:
Kansas House of Representatives, District 78 — Ed Trimmer, Democrat; John Whittington, Republican.
Kansas House of Representatives, District 79 — Gene Burr, Democrat; Kasha Kelley, Republican.
Kansas Senate, District 32 — Greta Goodwin, Democrat; Steve E. Abrams, Republican.
County Commission, District 2 — Gary H. Wilson, Democrat; Bob Voegele, Republican.
County Commission, District 3 — Carmelita Clarkson, Democrat; Alan Groom, Republican.