Candidate forum tonight on health-care issues, 6:30 p.m.

Want to hear what the candidates have to say about health care policy? The WNC/Buncombe County Medical Society is hosting the WNC Candidate Forum and Reception tonight, Oct. 28, at the Doubletree Biltmore Hotel (115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville). The forum starts at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s more info from the Society:

WHAT:  CANDIDATE FORUM ON HEALTHCARE ISSUES

WHO:  The WNC/Buncombe County Medical Society is hosting the WNC Candidate Forum and Reception.  All WNC candidates running for House, Senate and US Representative seats will be invited.  There will be open discussions on healthcare-related topics, an opportunity for Q&A followed by a networking reception.  We will send each candidate a series of key questions to answer in advance of the event and attendees will be given a summary of each candidate’s response. Legislative representatives and candidates for public office have been invited to attend and answer questions provided by the physicians. The Forum is moderated by Dr. Scott Langford, who is available to be interviewed on behalf of BCMS.

DATE: Thursday, October 28 , 6:30PM

LOCATION – Doubletree Biltmore Hotel, 115 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville

CANDIDATES ATTENDING (TO DATE)

Jeff Miller (R) – Congressional District 11 (opponent: Heath Shuler)
Ralph Hise, Jr. (R) – Senate district 47, Haywood, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Yancey, McDowell (opponent: Joe Sam Queen)
R.L. Clark (R) – Senate district 49, Buncombe (opponent: Martin Nesbitt)
Jim Proctor (D) – House district 112, Cleveland, Rutherford (opponent: Mike Hager)
Susan Fisher (D) – House district 114, Buncombe
John Carroll (R) – House district 114, Buncombe
Patsy Keever (D) – House district 115, Buncombe
Mark Crawford (R) – House district 115, Buncombe
Jane Whilden (D) – House district 116, Buncombe
Tim Moffitt (R) – House district 116, Buncombe
Ray Rapp (D) – House district 118, Haywood, Yancey, Madison
Sam Edwards (R) – House district 118, Haywood, Yancey, Madison

TIME and PROGRAM
          6:30 PM Opening remarks/Introductions – Scott Langford, MD
          6:35 Candidate Responses
          7:35 Q&A – moderated by Scott Langford, MD
          7:50 Closing remarks – Miriam Schwarz, CEO and Director, Buncombe
                                    County Medical Society

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