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Local BPW Forum Offering 15 Local, State Candidates
October 8, 2008 - Fifteen candidates and incumbents representing several county and state offices will be on hand at the Hoosier Gym Thursday night for the Knightstown Business and Profession Women’s (BPW) general election candidates forum. The event begins at 7 p.m. and members of the public in attendance will get a chance to question the candidates.
Two incumbent county judges, Henry Superior Court Judge Mike Peyton and Henry Circuit Court Judge Mary Willis, will both appear, despite the fact that neither are opposed in their respective candidacies. Peyton has said he wants to discuss retention of appellate court judges.
Two candidates for Henry County’s south district commissioner post will be on hand. Republican Sam Beckenbaugh, who defeated incumbent Phil Estridge in the May primary, is scheduled to appear, as is his Democrat challenger, Dennis Witt.
Henry County’s incumbent coroner Dudley Guffey, a Republican, will appear, and his challenger, Democrat Stacey Guffey, will also speak.
Incumbent County Surveyor Richard Byers, a Republican, has agreed to participate, although his challenger, Democrat Garth Reynolds, will not appear.
In the District 54 state representative race, incumbent Republican Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) will join in the fray, as well as Libertarian challenger Rex Bell. State Senator Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield), representing District 28, has agreed to participate. Although her Democrat challenger, Mike Brinegar, will be absent.
Three candidates for three different Henry County Council at-large seats will be included in the forum. Republicans Mike Thalls and Harold Griffin, along with Democrat Jeff Hancock, have agreed to attend.
Additionally, Lisa Kelly, a Libertarian candidate for lieutenant governor, and George Holland, a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Representative to the 6th Congressional District, will also participate.
Each candidate will be given three minutes to detail their respective platforms, followed by a question and answer session, featuring questions by citizens in attendance. Each candidate will have three minutes to field questions. Refreshments provided by BPW will follow. Banner Editor and Publisher Eric Cox will serve as the forum moderator.
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