Candidate forum Saturday

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Event starts at 3 p.m. at Post 58

The Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association and the American Legion Post No. 58 will host a candidate forum at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the American Legion, 10730 U.S. 41.

Candidates will have about 30 minutes to meet with the community before they are each given an opportunity to speak. After all of the candidates have spoken, there will be a brief intermission and then a question-

and-answer session.

The candidates scheduled to appear include: Kathy Bryant and Michael Crimi, both of whom are Republicans seeking the District 2 County Commission seat; Eddie Leedy, a Republican vying for the District 4 County Commission seat against incumbent Carl Zalak III, who will not be in attendance; Donnie Prophet and Eric Ruben Cummings, both of whom are running for School Board Seat 3, which is currently held by Bobby James, who is not seeking re-election; Jane Moerlie and Nancy Thrower, who are seeking to unseat incumbent Angie Boynton, for School Board Seat 4, who will not be at the forum; Incumbent Kelly King as well as her opposition, Pete Anderson and Shelia Arnett, for School Board Seat 5; Sarah Ritterhoff

Williams, the incumbent for County Court Judge 2; County Court Judge 4 candidate Bryon Aven, while incumbent Robert Landt will not attend the event.

In state races, Rep. Charlie Stone, the incumbent, and his challenger, Brigitte Smith, both Republican candidates, seeking the seat for the House of Representative District 22 will be on hand, while gubernatorial candidates Timothy Devine, Kyle Gibson, John Joseph Cercadante and Dary Richardson will be there; and Jeffrey Duane Porter will be the lone Commissioner of Agriculture candidate at the forum.

On the national stage, Brandon Peters, a Democrat, opposing Bob Backleff in the primary for the chance to run against incumbent Rep. Neal Dunn, Republican, in the November General Election is scheduled to appear.

For information, call 489-2320 or email dunnellonchambercommerce@gmail.com.