Mayor candidates will be in April 2 forum

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee will be hosting a series of candidate forums during the election season. The first candidate forum will be for candidates running for the office of Anderson County Mayor.

Both candidates for the Republican nomination, Steve Emert and Terry Frank will be participating in the forum. The Anderson County Mayor’s race will be determined in the primary. There are no Democrats running for the office. The forum will be held on Monday, April 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Roane State Community College’s Goff Building. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. All candidate forums are free and open to the public.

Owen Driskill, Chairman of the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee said, “We are looking forward to this forum and the opportunity to find out more about both candidates for Anderson County Mayor.”

Candidates will be given the opportunity to give both an opening and closing statement. Audience members may submit questions in writing at the forum. Questions must be addressed to all candidates. Chamber staff may combine questions of a similar focus or topic. Questions will not be shared with candidates in advance.

The moderator for the forums will be Gene Patterson of Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) and former news anchor.

For additional information on this forum as well as other upcoming forums, visit the Oak Ridge Chamber’s website.