CONYERS -- The Rockdale-Newton County League of Women Voters will provide residents an opportunity to learn more about candidates in the upcoming July primary elections through a candidate forum scheduled for June 12.
The forum, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Auditorium, 903 S. Main St. SE, Conyers, will include candidates in contested July 31 primary races. Races included in the forum are Rockdale County sheriff, Rockdale County Commission Post 1, Georgia House of Representatives Districts 92, 109 and 114 and U.S. Congressional District 4.
Allene Eatman, president of the League, said the following candidates have confirmed as of Wednesday that they will take part in the forum:
-- State House District 114: Republican Tom Kirby;
-- State House District 109: Republican Steve Davis (incumbent);
-- State House District 92: Democrats Tonya P. Anderson, Doreen Carter, Kathy Harvey, Sherri Washington and Doreen Williams;
-- Congressional District 4: Democrat Hank Johnson (incumbent), Democrat Lincoln Nunnally, and Republican Greg Pallen;
-- Rockdale County Sheriff: Democrat Eric Levett.
Eatman said other candidates may be in attendance, but only those who are running in contested primary races will take part in the forum. Only candidates themselves will be allowed to participate; candidates' representatives will not be allowed to address the audience.
The forum will be moderated, Eatman said.
"We have prepared questions that we will ask the candidates, and if time allows then we will allow questions from the floor," Eatman said.
Questions from the audience will be collected on index cards and asked by the moderator.
In addition to the forum, the League will hold a voter registration drive Tuesday beginning 30 minutes prior to the forum. Information on voter eligibility, online registration and voter registration forms are available online at http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/vrinfo.htm.