On October 24 at 5 p.m., a Town Council Forum will be held in the Paoli High School auditorium. All candidates running for a position on the Town Council were invited to discuss why they want to be a part of the Town Council. The event will be open to the public with free admission. It will also be recorded and uploaded on the PHS News Today Youtube channel and shared on the PHS Media Facebook page.
“We have invited all candidates for the town forum,” said moderator Chris Lindley.
Running unopposed for Town Clerk Treasurer is Republican Amy J. Lockhart-Morris. For the at large position, Republican Steve Hankins is running against Republican Mylea Pluris. Running for Town Council Ward One is Republican Bobbie G. Bostock against Democrat Justin Marshall. Running for Town Council Ward Two unopposed is Republican Brain Shipman. Lastly for Town Council Ward Three, Republican Danny R. Hickman is running against Democrat Kenneth W. Butt.
The Town Council Forum will be hosted in a similar format to the School Board Candidate Forum held last year. Candidates will be on one side of the stage and forum directors Heather Nichols, Lindley and Neil Dittmer will be on the other side. Questions for the candidates were written by advanced speech and government students. The candidates will be asked the questions as Lindley moderates and Dittmer times each response. The forum will be open to the public, but the audience will not be able to propose questions during the forum. They are welcome to after the event.
“We had been asked to host a forum similar to the one we did for school board candidates last year. We will offer each candidate an opportunity to introduce themselves and then respond to questions that are being created by the advanced speech and government students. I will serve as moderator for the forum while Mr. Dittmer will be the timer as each candidate will have a set amount of time to answer questions. The public is invited to attend as an audience but will not be allowed to ask questions or participate in the forum. They are welcome to talk with candidates after the forum is completed,” said Lindley.
Story by Jozalyn Kempf