PRESS RELEASE: SGA and League of Women Voters to sponsor candidates forum

| Candidates forum scheduled April 25 at Amarillo College Downtown Campus |

The Amarillo College Student Government Association and the League of Women Voters will co-sponsor a candidates forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the auditorium of Amarillo College’s Downtown Campus, 1314 S. Polk. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments and registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The nine candidates vying for four positions on the Amarillo College Board of Regents have been invited to attend. They will present their reasons for running and answer questions submitted by the audience in the auditorium or questions submitted online at prior to the event. Regents candidates are Scott Elliott, Marie Ellyson, David Hudson, Johnny Mize, Mark Nair, Mary Jane Nelson, Paul L. Proffer, John Windham and David C. Woodburn

The second hour will include candidates for the Amarillo City Commission, as well as an explanation of the Amarillo Independent School District’s $99.45 million school bond issue. Candidates in the only contested city race are those running for mayor, Paul Harpole and Terry Van Baughman. The mayoral candidates and a representative from AISD will answer questions submitted by the audience present or those submitted online at prior to the event. Candidates in uncontested races for the City Commission have been invited to state their qualifications and reasons for running for office but will not take questions from the audience.

Susan Coleman, J.D., a League member and director of the Criminal Justice Program at West Texas A&M University, will serve as moderator.

Joyce Hinsley, LWV president, and Mikhaela Sample, ACSGA president, encourage all Amarillo voters to attend the forum to become better informed about the candidates and the school bond issue that will be on the ballot in the May 11th election.

CONTACT: Lou Ann Garrett, 373-8289

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