A two night event featuring a Candidate Forum and a Meet The Candidate Event will take place on June 22nd and 24th at Collins Hill High School in Lawrenceville.
The Gwinnett GOP Executive Committee and the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women have joined forces and will co-sponsor a candidate forum for some of the contested Republican races that affect Gwinnett County Voters.
According to Peg Murray, GGRW President, “We wanted to provide the voters with an opportunity to see and hear from prospective candidates, to help them make an informed decision at the polls.” And GOP Executive Committee member, Chet Hale said, “We are scheduling the event close to the primaries, so the information they receive will be current.”
The forum will take place on June 22 in the Theater of Collins Hill High School at 7:30 pm
The candidates will be questioned by a panel of local media personalities including Martha Zoller, Radio and TV talk show host; Pat Fox, AJC Gwinnett Reporter; Seth Weathers, President of Gwinnett Broadcasting Company; and BJ Van Gundy, Second Vice Chair of the State Republican Party.
The offices and candidates who will be featured include:
District Two County Commissioner: Candidates Lynette Howard, Jose Perez, and Keith Shewbert
District Four County Commissioner: Candidates John Heard, Tommy Hunter, Ron Silver, Tim Sullivan and Gerald Cagle
House seat 101: Candidates Buzz Brockway and Jesse Jones
House Seat 102: Candidates Linda Carsten, Steve Allen, Keith Royal and B.J. Pak
House Seat 106: Candidates Brett Harrell and Warren Auld
Scheduling conflicts prevented candidates in other contested races from appearing.
For further inquiries call Peg Murray at 770-962-9540.
Meet The Candidate Event:
The Gwinnett GOP and Gwinnett Republican Women (GGRW) have added a “Meet the Candidates” event to introduce Republican Candidates in contested Primaries to the voting public on June 24 at 7:30 at Collins Hill High School. This venture is in addition to the candidate forum being presented on June 22 at the same time and place.
“We believe that every candidate who puts his or her hat in the ring, needs the support of their party,” said GOP Chairman Bruce Le Vell. “These two events allow the greatest exposure to the voters and we invite all to attend”
The Meet the Candidates event will present those who are running for House seats 98, 103 and 104 plus Senate seat 9.