Public Invited to McPherson County Candidate Forum Monday

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
July 08, 2016

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the upcoming election for the McPherson County Sheriff and County Clerk beginning 7:15 Monday evening, July 11, at the McPherson American Legion at 401 N. Main.

“The Chamber’s goal is to have informed voters,” explained Jennifer Burch, Executive Director of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce. “The forum is designed to give voters an opportunity to hear candidates on issues, concerns in their specific department.”

Incumbent County Sheriff Larry Powell and candidate Jerry Montagne will both be attending, along with incumbent County Clerk Cathy Schmidt and candidate Hollie Melroy.

All four candidates will make a two-minute opening statement and then answer questions that they will not be given ahead of time to give voters the opportunity to hear how the candidates candidly articulate their positions. Audience members will also have an opportunity to submit their own questions.

The McPherson Chamber’s Business and Membership Committee Chair Dan Hervey will be serving as the moderator. The McPherson News is planning to air the forum live on their Facebook page.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.