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Campaign events this week

August 15, 2006

Following an interview with M. Kenneth Long, former state's attorney and now a Washington County Circuit Court judge, the editorial page staff of The Herald-Mail determined that the race for the top prosecutor's job was one of the most important facing the voters.

To familiarize citizens with the candidates, we arranged for all four to do online chats with citizens on The Herald-Mail's Web site.

Incumbent Charles Strong Jr.'s chat was held on July 25 and a transcript of it can be read by going to our Web site at www.herald-mail.com and clicking on "chat."

Tomorrow at 1 p.m., attorney Gordon Lynn will be online for a chat, followed by Jerry Joyce at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Greg Bannon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m.

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Following the chats, the transcripts are edited and then placed in The Herald-Mail the following Sunday. It's just one of the services The Herald-Mail is providing voters with this year.

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hagers-town Community College's Kepler Theater, there will be a candidate forum featuring the 24 people who have filed for Washington County Commissioner.

On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kepler Theatre, there will be a candidates' forum for those seeking seats on the School Board, the state's attorney's office, the sheriff and the District 2C state delegate race.

To do this, we are working in partnership with HCC, the League of Women Voters and Antietam Cable, which will broadcast the forums live and replay them later.

The candidates are working hard, too. Tune in this week to see and hear what their campaigns are all about.

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