Candidate forums slated for Oct. 18 and 19

October 11, 2006|by ERIN JULIUS

A pair of candidate forums will be held Oct. 18 and 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The forums are sponsored by Hagerstown Community College, the League of Women Voters of Washington County, Antietam Cable Television and The Herald-Mail Co.

Candidates for Washington County Commissioners, state's attorney and sheriff are scheduled to participate in the Oct. 18 forum.

Candidates for Washington County Board of Education and Maryland House of Delegates subdistricts 1C and 2C will participate in the Oct. 19 forum.

Students from Hagerstown Community College's political science classes helped organize the forums, and will serve as moderators each night. About 60 students are involved with the forums, said Spring Ward, an assistant political science and history professor at HCC.


HCC students helped prepare the list of questions for the candidates. Written questions from the audience also will be accepted.

Students ran a voter registration drive on campus as part of learning about the electoral process, Ward said. About 30 voters were registered, she said.

"I think it'll be a wonderful event," Ward said. "Both evenings will be such that people can come out and learn a little more, perhaps a lot more."

Forums will air on Antietam Cable

Antietam Cable Television will show the candidate forums on the following dates and times.

Live on Channel 99:

- Forum 1 - Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

- Forum 2 - Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Reruns on Channel 19:

- Forum 1 - Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

- Forum 1 - Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

- Forum 2 - Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

- Forum 2 - Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Both forums will run back-to-back on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. on Channel 19.

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