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Forum For City Council Candidates Planned April 23

How well do you know the six candidates on the May 4 Sulphur Springs City Council ballot? Have something you’d like to ask?
An open City Council Forum is being hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at The ROC, by the Hopkins County Republican Club for that purpose.
“We want to inform folks so they can make informed decisions, whoever they vote for,” said Melonie Findley, president of local Republican Club.
While community members are encouraged to ask questions, Findley said those questions should be submitted in advance either by texting them to 903-348-0648, emailing them to [email protected] or bringing them April 23 written down to submit for consideration during the forum.
Each question selected will be asked, and each candidate will have the option to respond to it. The first person asked the question will then have the option later in the round to rebut or clarify their answer. The next round of questions will be posed first to the next person in order, with that individual given the option of rebuttal or clarification, and so on through the candidate order. Questions posed will be those presented in advance. No questions will be asked directly by people in the audience, to make the event fair for all candidates, Findley explained.
The opening dialogue for the forum will be candidates briefly introducing themselves, stating what they want people to know about them
“This is a neutral forum. Do do not want anyone to be attacked. This is a place where they can put their best foot forward,” she said.
All city council candidates have been invited and have confirmed intent to participate except one candidate. She plans to attend if she can make it back from an out-of-town family commitment prior to the forum, Findley reported.
Candidates are for Place 1 incumbent Freddie Taylor and challenger Reiko Alexander, for Place 5 incumbent Emily Glass and challenger Jeff Sanderson, and incumbent (appointed) Place 6 Doug Moore and challenger Landon Thornton.

Author: Faith Huffman

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