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Posted 04 - 16 - 2009
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce will host a free City Election Candidates Forum, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 20, at the Nacogdoches High School auditorium. All from the community are invited to attend.

Taylor Hemness, KTRE/KLTV anchor, will emcee.

After candidates deliver brief opening remarks, they will each be allowed to answer questions that could be customized for each race. Note cards will be available to attendees for submitting written questions from the audience and presented to the candidates by Hemness. If time allows, candidates may be able to give a one minute summary as a wrap up.

“There's a lot of interest in the city commission and mayor’s election this year,” said Chamber Chair Donna Finley. “This forum is the perfect opportunity for voters to learn more and to meet the candidates.”

All candidates running for upcoming city elected positions have confirmed attendance. Candidates are: mayor race, Roger Van Horn and Richard Johnson; Northwest Ward commissioner race, Don Partin and Gary Willis; and Northeast Ward commissioner race, Shelley Brophy, David Crawford and Latterious Starkes.

Voting day for City of Nacogdoches is Saturday, May 9. Early voting will be at C.L. Simon Recreation Center, 1112 North St. and runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 27 through May 1, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 4 and 5.
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