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Candidate forums

Student-driven event planned

A meet the candidates night will be held 7 p.m. May 7 at the Altoona Area High School auditorium, sponsored by the Altoona Area High School Student Council and Youth and Government Club.

“The purpose of this event is to inform the public on the candidates’ views on education and the future of the Altoona Area School District,” a press release states.

The event is student-driven and open to the public.

Each candidate will be allowed one minute to provide a brief self-introduction. All questions will be developed by students prior to the event. Students will moderate the event with faculty adviser oversight. There will be no questions taken from the audience.

Bedford

Commissioner candidates to speak

A forum featuring candidates running for Bedford County commissioner will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Bedford Elks Country Club. Attendees will have a chance to hear from candidates running for office.

Admission is $30 per person. Those interested can apply online on the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce website.

Contact Kellie Shaffer at 623-2233 for more information.

Huntingdon

GOP candidates will share views

Huntingdon County voters will have an opportunity to hear Republican commissioner candidates’ positions on a range of issues and pose questions at a public forum on May 7.

The forum, sponsored by Huntingdon County Republicans, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Union VFW Post 5754, Route 522 South. The moderator will be Kristine Eng, chairwoman of the Centre County Republican Committee.

All five commissioner candidates have confirmed their attendance: Nancy MacNamara, Gary O’Korn, Mark Sather, Scott Walls and Barry Wright.

Commissioners are elected to a four-year term. Republican voters will choose two candidates in the May 21 primary who will advance to the general election in November.

From Mirror staff reports

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