BrianHornback.Com prides itself on getting deeper on the issues and giving you insight and information you don’t get elsewhere. Other websites have told you about the upcoming LWV forums. Has any of them except BrianHornback.Com mentioned no show gill of the First District? Has anyone but BrianHornback.Com reported on why the LWV is not featuring the Second District County Commission race? NOPE. Then read below.
Beginning today, Saturday, July 9th from 3-5 pm, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will co-sponsor a forum for the candidates of contested races in County Commission Districts 1 and 8. The forum will be at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, 124 S. Cruze Street in Knoxville, TN. Brandon Rook of WATE will moderate.
Confirmed candidates attending: Michael Covington, Tyrone LaMar Fine, Dave Wright and Donald Wiser
The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is co-sponsoring this event with The Alliance House and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Then on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will sponsor a forum for the candidates for the contested Primary race for State Representative in District 18. The forum will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. John North, Executive Producer at WBIR-TV will moderate.
Confirmed candidates attending: James Corcoran, Martin Daniel, Bryan Dodson and Steve Hall
Then on Monday, July 18th at 7 pm, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will sponsor a forum for the candidates of contested races in County Commission Districts 4, 5 and 6. The forum will be at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. Liza Zenni, the Executive Director of Arts & Culture Alliance will moderate.
Confirmed candidates attending: Hugh Nystrom, Marleen Kay Davis, John Schoonmaker, Sheri Ridgeway, Brad Anders and Donna Lucas
The Rest of the Story
The League will not have a candidate forum for the County Commission Second District between Republican Michele Carringer and Democrat Laura Kildaire. Sources indicate that Kildaire will be out of the country and was unable to commit to either of the two dates for Commission forums. .
Democrat Evelyn Gill is a no show for the First District County Commission forum today.
I don’t know if both candidates failure to commit is an indictment on two lack luster, ill prepared candidates that are not fully committed to the process or an indictment on the Knox Co Democrat party on selecting two candidates that refuse debate.
The election is Thursday August 4, 2016 with Early Voting between July 15-30, 2016.