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Election forums

April 25, 2005

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce


The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host two Hagerstown City election forums - one for City Council candidates and the second for mayoral candidates. Sponsors for the forums are Hagerstown Trust, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Resort and Antietam Cable.

The cost is $17 for Chamber members and $27 for nonmembers.

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

The mayoral candidates 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.

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

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

Hagerstown Community College


Hagerstown Community College will hold a City of Hagerstown mayor and council candidates forum on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. The event is free to the public.

The forum will be hosted by HCC state and local 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.

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

Washington County NAACP


The 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 to the public.

For information, call 301-791-5271.

League of Women Voters


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

For information, call 301-797-8761.

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