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Second political forum Monday
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Make an informed decision when you go to the polls.

The Southern Standard and WCPI are partnering to hold a political forum this Monday night, Oct. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at Warren County High School auditorium.

First on the schedule of events will be two candidates squaring off for one open seat in the 5th District on the Warren County Commission. Brad Hillis and Ben Myers have both confirmed they will be in attendance Monday night. They will be given a chance to make a statement and be asked one question.

Next on the agenda will be eight candidates for McMinnville alderman. They are competing for three seats on the city board.

The candidates, listed alphabetically, are Sally Brock, Stacey Harvey, Rickey Jones, Rachel Kirby, Dennis Kronlage, Nathan Maxwell, Jay Medley and Keri Morton.

The candidates will be given a chance to make a statement and they will be asked two general questions about McMinnville city government.

The three candidates for McMinville mayor will headline the political forum and take the stage last. Ryle Chastain, Brett Simmons and Billy Wood are on the ballot for mayor.

The candidates will be given a chance to make a statement and they will also be asked questions from event moderators Bill Zechman and James Clark. The candidates will be given a chance to ask each other questions if they wish.

Visitors are encouraged to attend. About 120 visitors will be allowed inside the WCHS auditorium to watch in person, which is roughly one-third capacity. 

The political forum will be broadcast live on WCPI radio 91.3 FM and also live streamed on the Standard’s Facebook page.