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Candidates’ Forum Next Thursday in Zachary

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Submitted by Sharon Phillips

Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch, who represents District 1 and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates’ Forum for citizens of the Zachary area and Metro 1 on Thursday, October 6, at the Fellowship Church Auditorium, 1555 Mt. Pleasant Road at 6:30p.m.  Candidates running for the following seats were invited to participate: State Senate Seat 15 (Sharon Weston Broome) and State Senate 17 (Rick Ward, Larry Thomas), State Representative 62 (Rob Farmer, Bob Arnold, Kenny Havard, Ken Dawson, Ronnie Jet), State Representative 63 (Barbara Thomas, Hillery Godfred Johnson, Dalton Honore, Ronald Rogers Jr.), State Representative 64 (Valarie Hodges, Barry Elkins) and Zachary Chief of Police, (David McDavid, David Courtney, David Brown). Candidates running for Senate and Representative Seats will be given 5 minutes each to address the following four topics: Top three issues in the region, How to best represent Zachary, Economic Development in the Region and State Budget Issues. Chief of Police candidates will be allotted 3 minutes each to discuss their platforms.  

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