On Saturday, March 29, a Republican candidates forum will be held in the Community Building in Franklin. Candidates or their representatives running for local seats as well as the U.S. Senate will be present. Macon GOP Chair Carla Miller says, “So often voters feel they don’t know the candidates and have not been exposed to information beyond the ads and signs. This is a great opportunity to shake hands with the candidates and ask them questions. Voters can find out which candidates represent the views and have the backgrounds they believe suits the office.”
Macon GOP Vice-Chair Vince West is coordinating the event. “We are offering candidates and Macon County voters this platform to learn from each other. Candidates or their representatives will speak to the audience, but there will be meet-and-greet sessions as well. Voters have this event to help them make decisions for the May 6 primary.”
Candidates include Jim Davis who is running for reelection to the state senate; Judge Donna Stroud, court of appeals; Ashley Welch, district attorney, Jim Tate and John Shearl, county commission district 1; Ron Haven and Gary Shields, county commission district 2, Robbie Holland and Bryan Carpenter, sheriff; James Cochran, register of deeds. Patti Alexander will represent her husband, Ted Alexander, candidate for U.S. Senate. Kyle Hall will represent Bill Southern, court of appeals.
The forum will be at 2 p.m. this Saturday in the Community Building, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin.