Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29, 2010 Citizens for Accountability To Host Debates Featuring TN State House of Representatives Candidates and TN State Senate Candidates

Citizens for Accountability (CFA) is sponsoring two debates on September 30. There is no charge, and the public is invited to attend.  Here is the CFA press release which can also be viewed at the website for Citizens for Accountability:

Citizens for Accountability will be hosting two debates on September 30, 2010. The first debate will be between State Representative candidates Don Miller (R) and Larry Mullins (D). The second debate will feature State Senate candidates Senator Steve Southerland (R) and challenger Jack West (D).

The debates will take place in the Community Room at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 5266 located at 2503 East Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown, TN. Attendance is free and open to the public.

The debate for State Representative for Tennessee’s 10th district will begin at 6:00 PM on September 30th. Republican nominee Don Miller and Democrat nominee Larry Mullins will each give an opening statement before fielding questions from the debate moderator. AtCit the conclusion of the debate, each candidate will give a closing statement. Questions will be chosen from those submitted to Citizens for Accountability by the public.

Following a short break, the State Senate candidates will take the stage at approximately 7:15 PM. State Senator Steve Southerland, Republican, is seeking re-election to Tennessee’s 1st district which encompasses Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, and Unicoi Counties. He is being challenged by Jack West, Democrat. The Senate candidates will give an opening statement, field questions from the debate moderator, and give a closing statement.

Residents of Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, and Unicoi Counties may submit debate questions by e-mailing questions to Citizens for Accountability or mailing questions to Debate Questions, P.O. Box 165, Morristown, TN 37815. All submissions are confidential, and selected questions will not be available to the candidates or to the public until the debate.

Citizens for Accountability is a local group that works in a non-partisan manner to inform, educate, and advise citizens about local government meetings and government actions that affect the livelihood and liberty of citizens.

In June, Citizens for Accountability hosted its first-ever debates featuring the Mayoral and Sheriff candidates in Hamblen County. Citizens for Accountability co-founder and debate organizer Charles Cook stated: “With the county debates this summer, attendance was close to double the expected 150. Since we anticipate an even larger crowd for the state senate and state representative debates, we are hosting these debates in the large community room at the VFW.” The VFW staff will operate a refreshment stand with soft drinks and bottled water with all proceeds going to benefit local area veterans.

The website for Citizens for Accountability is

Charles Cook, CFA co-founder

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