Tuesday, January 19, 2016

League of Women Voters to host three candidate forums in coming weeks

The League of Women Voters will hold three candidate forums within the three weeks remaining before early voting begins on Feb. 10. Only those candidates in the eight contested primary races have been invited to participate.

County Commission candidates in Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6 will take part in a forum on Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay St, Knoxville, 37902. The event is co-sponsored with the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Board of Education: Candidates in Districts 2 and 5 will participate in a forum on February 2, 6:30 p.m. at Pellissippi State Community College, 1610 E. Magnolia, Ave., Knoxville, 37917.

Law Director and Property Assessor The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, 601 W. Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville, 37902 will host the forum for candidates of these offices on February 4, 6:30 p.m. with Matt Shafer Powell, WUOT Radio Director of News Content, as moderator.

Go to (http://www.lwvknoxville.org/index.html) for updates.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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