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ARW hosts First Forum of the Election Cycle

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Republican Women hosted a Parish President Candidate Forum on Aug. 13 at Carli-Co Cafe.

Approximately 120 attended the event where each candidate was alloted three minute to present opening statements, afterwhich four rounds of questions began.

The questions, which each candidate drew in turn, covered a broad range of in-depth issues in the Parish. For three rounds, each candidate answered different questions. In the fourth round, each candidate qwas asked about his qualificastions regarding the The Ascension Parish President being the Chief Executive Officer of a multimillion dollar government entity. 

“What qualifications do you have that you think make you particularly suited to this executive position,” they were asked.

After answering the last question, each had three minutes for closing remarks.