‘Tis election season, and local organizations want voters to be informed. Here’s a list of upcoming forums and such for the week ahead.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Candidate meet-and-greet … with art. The River Arts District forum takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Flood Gallery, Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts Street. Five of the 13 candidates have confirmed attendance at this date: Holly Jones, David King, Brownie Newman, Terry Van Duyn, and David Gantt (candidate for chair).
Thursday, Oct. 11
Campaign Appreciation Event for Carol Peterson, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, hosted by John Young at Weaverville Town Hall. Free event; hot dog dinner included; 5:30-8 p.m.
League of Women Voters Forum for District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (Terry Van Duyn, Michelle Pace Wood, Democrats; Joe Belcher, David King, Republicans) and District 116, NC House of Representatives (Jane Whilden, Democrat; Tim Moffitt, Republican), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Road (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road). Moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville; co-sponsored by 570 WWNC and 880, Mountain Xpress, The Urban News, Carolina Public Press.
A Nonpartisan Candidate Issues Forum will take place in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library in Sylva, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Candidates attending include Hayden Rogers, U.S. Congressional District 11; Jim Davis and John Snow, N.C. Senate District 50; Mike Clampitt and Joe Sam Queen, N.C. House District 119; and Marty Jones and Mark Jones, Jackson County Commission District 4. The event is open to the pulic, and is sponsored by the Macon County League of Women Voters, Canary Coalition, OccupyWNC, and Smoky Mountain News. The moderated event will feature one representative from each sponsor as panelists, and will include questions chosen from audience submissions.
The Asheville Civitan Club hosts a forum for the candidates for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and candidates for Commission District 1 at noon in Tuton Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. in downtown Asheville. Each candidate willl speak and then answer audience questions. The public is invited; lunch is available ($10) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 12. For information, call 231-9273.
The Asheville Civitan Club hosts a forum for the candidates for Districts 2 and 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, at noon in Tuton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., downtown Asheville. Each candidate will speak and then answer audience questions. The public is invited; lunch is available ($10): Email email@example.com by Friday, Oct. 12. For information, call 231-9273.