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League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County to hold Forums for Contested Races on the August 4, 2016 Ballot

Did you know that in Knox County we have an important election before November? To make sure you’re informed, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is sponsoring three candidate forums in July for some contested races for the August 4, 2016 election. All forums are open to the public and audience members will have a chance to submit questions of their own to speakers.

July 9

On Saturday, July 9 from 3-5 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will co-sponsor a forum for the candidates of contested races in County Commission Districts 1 and 8. The forum will be at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, 124 S. Cruze Street in Knoxville, TN. Brandon Rook of WATE will moderate.

Confirmed candidates attending: Michael Covington, Tyrone LaMar Fine, Dave Wright and Donald Wiser

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is co-sponsoring this event with The Alliance House and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

July 12

On Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will sponsor a forum for the candidates for the contested Primary race for State Representative in District 18. The forum will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. John North, Executive Producer at WBIR-TV will moderate.

Confirmed candidates attending: James Corcoran, Martin Daniel, Bryan Dodson and Steve Hall

July 18

On Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will sponsor a forum for the candidates of contested races in County Commission Districts 4, 5 and 6. The forum will be at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. Liza Zenni, the Executive Director of Arts & Culture Alliance will moderate.

Confirmed candidates attending: Hugh Nystrom, Marleen Kay Davis, John Schoonmaker, Sheri Ridgeway, Brad Anders and Donna Lucas

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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