The Altavista Journal will host a forum for Altavista Town Council candidates Thursday, October 23, at Altavista Elementary School, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Five candidates - Charles Edwards, Tim George, Tim Thacker, Joseph Emerson and write-in candidate Micki Brumfield - are running for the three council seats in the November 4 election. All five are expected to participate in the forum. Heather Reynolds, president of the Altavista Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the event.
The event will begin with a time for candidates to greet town residents over light refreshments. About 7:00 p.m., questions and answers will start and run for an hour. Candidates will then make closing statements to end the event.
The Journal news staff will develop a list of questions to ask the candidates. Readers are also invited to submit questions before the forum that can be asked that night by the Journal staff.
Questions can be mailed to the Journal at P.O. Box 630, Altavista, VA 24517, called in to 434-369-6688, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 434-369-6689 or dropped by the newspaper office in the Altavista Office Park on 5th Street. Those attending the forum will also be able to submit questions that night.
The Journal will report the candidates' answers to questions in its October 29 edition.
Admission to the forum is free.
For more information about the forum, call the Journal at 434-369-6688.