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Union County Candidate Forum Set for May 10

Posted on May 7, 2012

Union County voters have a unique opportunity to learn more about the candidates in the four contested races during the Candidate Forum this Thursday, May 10, at City Hall immediately following the El Dorado City Council meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to submit questions to the candidates at the forum, which is sponsored by the Union County Republican Committee, Union County Democratic Committee and the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce.

"The purpose is to provide a forum where the public can interact with candidates for elected office, learn their positions and ask questions,? said Henry Florsheim, president and CEO of the Chamber.

The contested candidates who have been invited are:

  • El Dorado City Council, Ward 3, Position 2: Tony Henry and Andre Rucks
  • El Dorado City Council, Ward 4, Position 1: Paul Choate and Mary McAdams
  • Union County Quorum Court, District 4: Gary New and Dean Storey
  • Arkansas State Representative: John Baine, Glenn Glover and James McMenis

Preliminary plans are underway for a similar forum in the fall for the other races, but a date has not been set.

For more information on the Candidate Forum or to submit questions for the candidates, contact Henry Florsheim at (870) 863-6113 or via e-mail at The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce provides membership services, economic development, and advocacy for El Dorado and Union County in order to improve the quality of life for all its citizens.

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