Candidate forum Thursday at Saluda Center

Published 1:03 pm Monday, October 18, 2010

Polk County residents have another chance this week to hear candidates answer questions on local issues.

The Saluda Center is sponsoring a candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, N.C.

All eight candidates for Polk County commissioner have been invited to attend. They are: Ray Gasperson (D), Margaret Johnson (D), Tommy Melton (Unaffiliated), David Moore (R), Ted Owens (R), Tom Pack (R), Benny Smith (D) and Warren Watson (Unaffiliated).

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Moore and Pack have declined to participate.

Sheriff candidates Donald Hill&bsp; (D) and Nathaniel Shields (R) have also been invited to attend.

The first 90 minutes of the forum will be devoted to questions from the moderator and the audience. The final 30 minutes will be allotted to an informal get-together with the candidates.

The Saluda Center is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization and welcomes all citizens of Polk County to attend this forum.