The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore will sponsor a forum for candidates competing in the Dorchester County Council election. The forum will be held on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Weinberg Intergenerational Center at Chesapeake Grove, 108 Chesapeake Street, Cambridge, MD. It is free and open to the public.
The following candidates from Districts 1, 3, and 5 who are running against opponents have been invited to participate in the forum:
District 1 – Rob Kramer, Jr. (R) and Jay Leonard Newcomb (D)
District 3 – John Edward James, Jr (R) and Ricky C Travers (D)
District 5 – Mike Detmer (R), Zia Ashraf (D) and David Beverly (I)
Debate topics will cover issues that are important to residents of the county, including: budget priorities; law enforcement and crime in the county; transparency of council deliberations; and the relationship between the county manager, the council and county staff.
After a welcome by the moderator, candidates will make opening statements and respond to questions posed by the moderator and members of the public. The latter will be collected on notecards and read by the moderator.
For questions about the forum contact Glenna Heckathorn at 571-217-3874 or Kathi Bangert at 443-646-3338 or email to [email protected].
The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates for this or any other election.
The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to all citizens of voting age.