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Candidates speak in forum
Houston County Courier - October 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Several candidates in the upcoming November election attended a question and answer forum hosted by the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, Oct. 9.
National, state and local candidates who are in contested races were invited to respond to questions posed by representatives of the local media including Daphne Hereford Houston County Courier, Joanne Warner KIVY, Dave Wheaton KBHT and Tom Nicol Grapeland Messenger.
Candidates who attended included Brian K. Walker, James Ashworth, Daphne Session, Roger Dickey, Russell Kellum, Morris Luker, Jimbo Rains, and Kenneth "Red" Smith.
Candidates not in attendance were Joe Barton, Otto Ludwig, Chuck Hopson, and Robert "Bob" Luce.
The media representatives posed two questions to each of the candidates during the two-hour forum that was broadcast live on KIVY.
The questions posed to the candidates covered a wide range of topics including what changes they would make in office, their financial condition and ability to manage budgets, their health, differences between themselves and their opponent, their contributions through community service, and their position on specific issues.
The forum will air on Northland Cable Channel 4 every day in October at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.