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Hagerstown election candidate forums

April 20, 2005

Chamber of Commerce


The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host two Hagerstown city election forums - one for City Council candidates and one for candidates for mayor.

The council candidate forum will be Thursday, April 28 at the Four Points Sheraton and will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast. The program will start at 7:45 a.m.

The mayoral candidate forum will be Wednesday, May 11 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center and will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast. The program will start at 7:45 a.m.

The cost is $17 for Chamber members and $27 for nonmembers. Sponsors for the forums are Hagerstown Trust, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Resort and Antietam Cable.

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Both forums will be recorded by Antietam Cable Television and will be rebroadcast on Channel 19 several times before election day, May 17.

For information, call 301-739-2015 or visit the Chamber's Web site at www.hagerstown.org.




HCC


Hagerstown Community College will hold a City of Hagerstown mayor and council candidates forum Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center.

The forum will be hosted by HCC government students.

The panel of 13 candidates will discuss issues such as city/county cooperation, hospital relocation and economic growth. Questions will be taken from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call Spring Ward at 301-790-2800, ext. 409.




League of Women Voters


The League of Women Voters of Washington County will host a candidates forum for Hagerstown mayor and City Council candidates on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Bester Elementary School, 30 E. Memorial Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 301-797-8761.




NAACP


Washington County Branch 7030 of the NAACP will host a candidates forum on Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the St. Maria Goretti High School gymnasium.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 301-791-5271.

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