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Chamber to Host Meet the Candidates Event
by Chamber News on September 24th, 2012

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber will host a Meet the Candidates event on Tues. Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the VSU Continuing Education Building located on 903 N. Patterson Street.
The event is an opportunity for the public to meet and hear from contested candidates running in the Nov. 6 general election. Attendees can speak one-on-one with candidates and candidates will be given three minutes to discuss his or her main initiatives.
“The election is quickly approaching and it is important to know who is on the ballot and their stance on key issues.  This event provides a way for the public to have personal interaction with the future decision-makers of our community,” said Chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council, Ron Borders (Real Living Realty Advisors).
Attendees should look forward to meeting the following candidates:
Solicitor General:
  • Justin Cabral (R) Incumbent)
  • Jason Cain (D)
  • Chris Prine (D) Incumbent
  • J.D. Yeager (R)
County Commission Chair:
  • Bill Slaughter (R)
  • Gretchen Quarterman (D)
County Commission Super District 4:
  • John Gates (R)
  • Demarcus Marshall (D)
State Senate, District 8:
  • Tim Golden (R) (Incumbent)
  • Bikram Mohanty (D)
State Representative,  District 174:
  • Ellis Black (R) (Incumbent)
  • Teresa Lawrence (D)
State Representative, District 175:
  • Amy Carter (R) (Incumbent)
  • JC Cunningham (D)
State Representative, District 177:
  • Glenn Gregory (R)
  • Dexter Sharper (D)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erika Bennett, Director of Government Affairs, at (229) 247-8100.

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