Kingsland candidate forum planned
Mayor and city council candidates in Kingsland will share their opinions at a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the auditorium of the College of Coastal Georgia, Camden Center.
Voters are invited to Tuesday’s event, which starts with a meet-and-greet reception at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 6 p.m.
The program will last about an hour and a half to two hours. Those in attendance will have additional time to talk informally with the candidates afterwards.
In the mayor’s race, incumbent Kenneth Smith will face challengers Charles Grayson Day, James Ham and Jim McClain. Alex Blount and Gary Faraon will run for the at-large post 4. All opposed candidates have confirmed their attendance at Tuesday
LaMar Stokes was the lone qualifier for the Post 3 council race, which is currently held by one of the mayoral candidates, so he is the likely councilman-elect. He will not be participating in the question-and-answer session, but plans to be on hand for the meet and greets, which will be held for an hour before and after the forum.
The Tribune & Georgian and the Camden County Get Out the Vote Team are sponsoring and organizing the event. Publisher/editor Jill Helton will emcee the forum and moderate the question and answer portion of the program.
The Tribune & Georgian staff will select the questions asked during the forum. Citizens are encouraged to contribute suggestions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be submitted during the meet and greet prior to the forum.
“With so many critical issues facing the city, it is important that voters make good choices at the ballot box. We hope that city residents will take advantage of this and other opportunities to get to know each of the candidates and what he or she is about,” Helton said.
Early voting is already under way in Camden County. The Tribune & Georgian will publish its Voters’ Guide, featuring profiles of the local candidates, in the Oct. 25 edition.