A local radio station and two newspapers are teaming up to hold a forum for the six candidates who have qualified for the special election to fill State Senate District 14 seat, which vacated by Barry Loudermilk, who resigned to focus on is bid for the U.S. House seat vacated by Congressman Phil Gingrey.
Set for Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at The Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville, candidates will answer questions from staffs of WBHF-AM 1450, The Daily Tribune News and The Cherokee Tribune during the WBHF Political Forum, according to the news release.
“The political forums are one of the most important community events that we do,” WBHF Station Manager and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini said in the release. “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.”
Six candidates have qualified for the post:
- Republican Nicole Ebbeskotte of Woodstock
- Republican Matt Laughridge of Cartersville
- Democrat Christopher G. Nesmith of Adairsville
- Republican Dwight Pullen of Canton
- Republican Dean Sheridan of Acworth (southwest Cherokee County)
- Republican Bruce Thompson of White
In addition to the panelist’s questions, WBHF is soliciting questions from the public for consideration. Questions may be submitted via the station’s Facebook page or via email to news@WBHFradio.org.
The public is encouraged to attend the free event at The Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville, but it will also be broadcast live on AM 1450 and replayed at multiple times before the Nov. 5 special election, the release says.
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