Candidates to speak at public forum

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

GONZALES – The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee will hold a political forum on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Gonzales Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

     All candidates for parish council and parish president have been invited to attend. The invitation is extended to the entire Ascension Parish community. No political signs will be allowed in the building or on the premises.

     The first hour will be given to parish council candidates. Each candidate will be given three minutes to speak. There are sixteen candidates with the present councilmen and their challengers, including two open seats in Districts 2 and 7.

     The second hour will be given to the four parish president candidates who announced before qualifying.  Each candidate will be given two minutes for an opening statement, one minute for a closing statement and one minute to answer each question. Each candidate will receive the same questions and be given the same amount of time to respond. There will be no rebuttals.

     The event that will be aired on Eatel’s Community Channel 4 at a later time.