Candidates’ forum is Thursday night

Fayette County residents will have an opportunity this Thursday night to hear from the candidates for three county officer positions on Thursday’s general election ballot.
The candidates for circuit clerk, coroner and state’s attorney are scheduled to participate in the forum, set for 6 p.m. in the Little Theater at Vandalia Elementary School.
The forum is being sponsored by WKRV-WPMB Radio, The Leader-Union and Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates scheduled to participate include:
• Circuit clerk – Incumbent Republican Kathy Emerick and Democrat challenger Ashley Braun Towler.
• Coroner – Incumbent Republican Bruce Bowen and Democrat challenger Lori Hall Carter.
• State’s attorney – Incumbent Republican Joshua Morrison and Democrat challenger Steven Friedel.
The forum will include four-minute opening statements, a question-and-answer period featuring questions from local media and three-minute closing statements.

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