APN to Host 3rd Town Hall for Fulton County Candidates

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our third Official Town Hall Meeting, this time a candidates’ forum for candidates for Fulton County Commission and Fulton County Superior Court Judge.

The event will take place at the Spring4th Center–at the corner of Spring and 4th–in Midtown Atlanta, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from 7-9pm. As usual, the meeting is being held on the third Tuesday evening of the month.

We have created a Facebook event page where you can RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156368044394984.

First, we will hear from candidates for Fulton County Commission:

STEVE BROADBENT- Republican Nominee for Fulton County Chairman- Attending.

JOHN EAVES- Incumbent and Democratic nominee for Fulton County Chairman- Invited. *Awaiting reply.

LORI HENRY- Republican nominee for Fulton County Commission Post 2-at-large- Attending.

ROBB PITTS- Incumbent and Democratic nominee for Fulton County Commission Post 2-at-large- Attending.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the various candidates, and hear their respective visions and agendas as it relates to Fulton County.

APN will pose several questions to each of the candidates, and audience members are also encouraged to pose tough questions to the candidates.

Then, we will hear from all five candidates for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, a nonpartisan race:

CHLOE DALLAIRE- Attending.

CLARENCE JOHNSON- Attending.

KELLY AMANDA LEE- Attending.

SHELITHA ROBERTSON- Attending.

KARLISE YVETTE GRIER- Attending.

So often, when citizens step into the ballot booth to cast their vote, they see candidates for judge but have no idea who any of the candidates are, or by which criteria they should be selected.

However, when Atlanta Progressive News’s Editor filed a lawsuit against the City of Atlanta in Fulton County Superior Court in May 2010, we learned it actually is very important who is elected judge; and the citizens have a tremendous responsibility to vet the candidates and select the most meritorious.

In all, we hope to empower Fulton County voters to make an educated and informed choice this November.

TABLING AND NETWORKING: Arrive early for tabling and networking from 630-7pm.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: There are 16 free spaces at the Arby’s parking lot next to Spring4th for early birds. There are paid spaces at the Georgia Tech deck for $1.50 per hour, as well as metered parking all around.

FOR DETAILS SEE: http://www.spring4th.com/PageDirections.html.

Or even better, take MARTA! The North Avenue station is two blocks away.

BEVERAGES: Spring4th has a paid bar for refreshments as well as alcoholic beverages.

ACCESSIBILITY: Spring4th is wheelchair accessible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL MATTHEW CARDINALE (404) 664 1243

(END/2010)

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