Chamber to hold candidate forums

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee will hold a series of forums for 2014 election candidates running for office in Wilson County.
May 29, 2014

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee will hold a series of forums for 2014 election candidates running for office in Wilson County. 

Three forums will take place during the summer at various locations. All candidates were invited to participate in the forums.

The first will be held June 5 at 7:30 a.m. at Labry Hall on Cumberland University’s campus. This forum will consist of judicial candidates for chancellor, circuit court judge Division I, circuit court judge Division II, criminal court judge, general sessions judge Division I and general sessions judge Division II. The candidates for district attorney, public defender, trustee, sheriff, county clerk, register of deeds, constables and circuit court clerk will be recognized at the event.

The second forum will take place July 10 at 5:30 p.m. at West Wilson Middle School in Mt. Juliet. This forum will consist of candidates running for state Senate, state House, Wilson County Commission (west side) and Wilson County School Board Zone 4.

The third and final forum will be July 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Winfree Bryant Middle School. This forum will consist of candidate running for state House, Wilson County Commission (east side) Wilson County School Board Zone 2 and 5 and Lebanon Special School District Board.

The intent of the forums is to permit the candidates an opportunity to share their ideas and qualifications for serving in government roles. Chris Crowell, former chairman of the chamber board and vice president of Liberty State Bank, will moderate the forums. The public will also have the opportunity to submit questions to candidates.

“This is an important opportunity for voters to learn firsthand about candidates’ seeking office,” said John Bryan, chairman of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce board and vice president of CedarStone Bank. “As a result, we feel that we are helping citizens make informed decisions when they head to the polls.”

All forums are free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to creating a healthy economy and improving the quality of life for all the people in the Wilson County community.

For more information, contact the chamber at 615-444-5503 or office@lebanonwilsonchamber.com.

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