House candidate forum Jan. 17

From Staff Reports
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The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, the Democratic Party and the Coweta GOP on Thursday will co-sponsor a forum for candidates seeking the Georgia House District 71 seat.
The forum will be held at Wadsworth Auditorium on Jefferson Street in Newnan.
The candidates have been invited to present their platforms. The State House District 71 forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The forum will follow a modified version of the League of Women Voters rules for public forums. Each candidate will have an opportunity for opening and closing statements, and will be presented a series of questions vetted from the Chamber’s membership and sponsoring organizations.
The seat, formerly held by Billy Horne, R-Sharpsburg, became vacant upon the withdrawal of Representative Elect Robert Stokely, R-Sharpsburg. Stokely recently accepted an appointment as a Coweta Magistrate Court judge.
Six candidates have qualified to run in the Feb. 5 special election and have been invited to the forum. They are Cynthia Bennett (D, Newnan), Thomas G. Crymes (R, Sharpsburg), Michael Farbo (R, White Oak), Darryl Marmon (R, Sharpsburg), David Stover (R, Palmetto) and Richard Weisser (R, Sharpsburg).

Thursday’s forum is being offered by the Chamber as a public service for Coweta citizens and District 71 voters to help them make an informed choice in the Feb. 5 election. There is no charge to attend and seating will be on a first come, first-seated basis.

Sponsors will not endorse any candidate and the Chamber will continue its policy of remaining neutral toward all candidates and to not endorse any candidate for office, officials said.


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