Candidates speak in second forum

The second Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum series event was held Thursday night at West Wilson Middle School in Mt. Juliet.
Jul 11, 2014

The second Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum series event was held Thursday night at West Wilson Middle School in Mt. Juliet.

The forum, which lasted just under two hours and was second in a series of three, put multiple candidates on display in front of other election hopefuls and the public. The intent of the forums is to allow candidates the opportunity to share their ideas and qualifications for serving in each particular government role.

Chris Crowell, former chairman of the board and Vice President of Liberty State Bank served as the moderator.

Each candidate was allotted three minutes to speak and address the crowd.

Candidates running for State Senate- District 17, State House- District 57, County Commission seats 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 22, 25 and Wilson County School Board Zone 4 were all slated to speak at Thursday night’s forum, however Crowell said four commission committee meetings possibly kept multiple people from attending.

Candidates who were present and spoke Thursday included:

State Senate- District 17- Republican: Mae Beavers and Clark Boyd

State House- District 57- Republican Susan Lynn and Democratic Jesse McLevain

County Commission- District 1: Scott Leslie

County Commission- District 2: Adam Bannach

County Commission- District 3: Bobby Franklin

County Commission- District 16: Jason Brockman and Diane Weathers

County Commission- District 22: John Jankowich

County Commission- District 25: Randy Hall

Wilson County School Board Zone 4: Ron Britt, Linda Armistead and Sam Green

The next and final forum is set for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Winfree Bryant Middle School in Lebanon.

The final forum will consist of candidates running for State House-District 46, County Commission seats 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, Wilson County School Board Zone 2 and 5 and Lebanon Special School District Baord.

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

For a voter precinct map visit wilsonelections.com. 

For more information about the forums please contact the Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce, 615-444-5503 or tonya@lebanonwilsonchamber.com.

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