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By Pat Andrews
posted Jul 23, 2014 - 10:54:50am
Enterprise's first-ever candidate forum, sponsored by the Enterprise Preservation Society, has been moved to a new location: All Saints Episcopal Church at 155 Clark Street in Enterprise 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
"All candidates running for office" for Volusia County Council District 5 in Southwest Volusia and Volusia County At-large seats," have committed to participate, as have candidates for the state House District 27 seat, and School Board District 5 seat, Carol Aymar of the Enterprise Preservation Society said.
Running for Volusia County Council At-large seat are incumbent Joyce Cusack, current County Council District 5 representative Pat Northey, and Deltona City Commission Member Barnaby Webster. Running for the Volusia County Council District 5 seat are Phil Giorno, Rich Gailey and Fred Lowry Jr.
Running for the Florida House of Representatives District 27 seat are incumbent David Santiago, a Republican, and Democrat challenger Bob Garcia, former mayor of DeBary.
Running for School Board District 5 are incumbent Diane J. Smith and Melody Johnson.
Candidates will be allowed to speak for three minutes on "why they are running," followed by a question-and-answer session.
"Questions will come from EPS members as well as the general public and must be submitted at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the forum," Aymar said.
Written questions will be taken from the audience until 5:45 p.m. before the event, or CAN BE submitted to event coordinator Bob Sayre in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be an excellent opportunity to learn about candidates who will affect people's lives in Enterprise and Volusia County, Aymar noted.
Enterprise Preservation Society is a 14-year-old organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and ambiance of small town life along the beautiful St. John’s River corridor, Aymar said. The Enterprise Heritage Center & Museum is scheduled to open to the public in October.
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