Republican Party candidates running for office will have the opportunity to debate in the Republican Party’s open forum, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center.
Candidates running for offices with the St. Clair County Commission, the St. Clair County Board of Education and the office of District Court Judge will have the opportunity to share their views about issues with the public.
Freddie Turrentine, head of St. Clair County’s Republican Party hopes the event will be beneficial to both the candidates and voters.
“The forum gives voters a chance to ask questions,” Turrentine said. “And it gives candidates an opportunity to speak on what they believe and where they stand on issues. For those who are trying to get re-elected, the forum gives them a chance to state why they want to stay in office.”
“I’m looking forward to the challenge. I feel good about my campaign and the work we as a commission have accomplished in the previous years,” County Commissioner Paul Manning said. “So much work has been accomplished throughout the county, and you don’t have to go far to see it.” Manning is seeking re-election as county commissioner for District 3.
“I am eager to let the community know more about me and my views in the district court system,” Laurie Henderson said. “I’m interested in hearing what candidates in other races have to offer as well.” Henderson is running against Judge Alan Furr for District Court Judge, Place 1.
The public is invited to come out and hear candidates speak.