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Boone Area Chamber to Host Meet the Candidates Forum Oct. 24 Before Municipal Election

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates forum on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 atFairway Café, located at the Boone Golf Club. Candidates for the upcoming Boone Town Council race have been invited to attend along with incumbent Mayor Rennie Brantz, who is running unopposed in his bid to keep his seat.

Council candidates include incumbents Charlotte Mizelle and Jenannine Underdown-Collins and Marshall Ashcraft, Sam Furgiuele, Quint David, Jill Reeves and Connie Ulmer.

An updated list of candidate RSVPs can be found at www.boonechamber.com. The projected schedule will be as follows:

            6 p.m. –  Welcome and opening statement

            6:05 p.m. – Candidate for Town of Boone Mayor

            6:30 p.m. – Candidates for Boone Town Council

Questions will be asked of all the candidates in a ‘round robin’ format; each having an opportunity to answer first, but all answering the same question.  The audience will be allowed to submit written questions during the forum.  All questions will be asked by the moderator.  Each response will have a 1-minute time limit and each candidate will have a 2-minute closing statement.  This forum is not intended to be a debate between candidates or between the audience and the candidates, but rather an opportunity for the citizenry to hear each candidate’s position on topics important to all.  In order to maintain decorum, political literature and signage will not be allowed in the room.

If you have questions about the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, contact David Jackson at 828-264-2225 or email david@boonechamber.com.