The Voice to host candidate forum

BLYTHEWOOD – The Voice newspaper will host the 2019 Blythewood Candidate Forum at Doko Manor on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will feature five candidates for town council and three for mayor.

In a departure from formats used for candidate forums in years past, this year’s forum will follow a town hall format that will include questions for candidates submitted by members of the audience who will be identified when their questions are asked.

Council and mayoral candidates answer questions in two rounds. Candidates for council will answer questions first and, after a refreshment break, mayoral candidates will take the stage.

An added feature this year will be the awarding of six door prizes, each in the amount of $100 for a specific item. Three will be awarded prior to the council candidates’ session and three will be awarded prior to the mayoral candidates’ session.

Candidates for mayor are former Blythewood Mayor Keith Bailey and Town Councilmen Bryan S. Franklin and Malcolm P. Gordge. Candidates for council are incumbent Town Councilman Eddie Baughman, Barry J. Belville, Planning Commission Chairman Donald Beaton Brock, Jr., Planning Commissioner Sloan Jarvis Griffin, III and former Planning Commissioner Marcus Taylor.

For information about the forum, contact The Voice at 803-767-5711 or email [email protected]