The first of two Southern Standard/ WCPI political forums will take place this Monday night at Warren County High School’s auditorium beginning at 6 p.m.
The feature race will be for the Tennessee Senate seat currently held by Janice Bowling. Bowling, a Republican, represents the 16th District which includes Warren County.
Her challenger is Warren County resident Sheila Younglove, a Democrat. Younglove had challenged Bowling to participate in a debate and Bowling accepted. Both candidates say they will be in attendance Monday night.
It might be the only race where both candidates are in attendance. For the Tennessee House of Representatives, Paul Sherrell is the incumbent in the 43rd District. Sherrell, a Republican, has indicated he will be in attendance. His challenger, independent Luke Cameron, has not confirmed if he will attend.
For Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Republican, will be looking to return for a sixth term. His challenger is Democrat Christopher J. Hale.
Hale has indicated he will be in attendance. DesJarlais has not confirmed.
The night will be a warmup for a second political forum to be held the following Monday, Oct. 12. On that night, candidates for McMinnville mayor, McMinnville alderman, and one open seat on the Warren County Commission will be in attendance.
Both forums will be held at WCHS auditorium and start at 6 p.m.