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Candidates' forum to be held tonight by NAACP, Progressive Club
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The Rockdale NAACP and the Citizen's Progressive Club is hosting a forum for candidates seeking local and state offices on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., at Epiphany Lutheran Church.

Candidates that have currently confirmed they are attending include:

JaNice Van Ness, Republican candidate and incumbent for Post II County Commissioner
Courtney Dillard, Democratic Candidate for Post II County Commissioner
Jim McBrayer, for Rockdale County Board of Education
Jimmy Norfleet, for Rockdale County Board of Education
Darrell Stephens, for Rockdale County Board of Education
Theresa Schroeder-Langley, for Rockdale County Board of Education
Diana Williams, Republican candidate for state Senate District 43
Pamela Stephens, the Democratic candidate and incumbent who is running unopposed for state House District 92
Steven Conner, Republican candidate for state House District 94
Pamela Dickerson, Democratic candidate for House District 95
Rodney Upton, Republican candidate for House District 95
Liz Carter, Republican candidate for the Fourth Congressional District
Georgana Sinkfield, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State

Invitations were extended to all local and state candidates.

The forum will be moderated by previous Georgia Perimeter College President Jaquelyn Belcher. The final format of the event is still being determined, said Political Action Chairperson Karen James, but the candidates will have some time to talk about themselves and then will take questions from the audience. The audience will be able to write their questions on cards that will be handed in and read by Belcher.

The purpose of the forum is to "educate the public on the candidates, give them an opportunity to interact and to get their questions answered. And to give them input into the candidates policies," said James.

The public is invited and members of the public that cannot attend on Wednesday night can still submit their questions by emailing or calling 678-457-2795.