"The forums are not debates," organizer Bryce Thorpe said. "Each candidate has their own block of time and will field questions posed by the Patriots," he said. "To help us make the most of or time, the questions will be prepared in advance. We welcome and would be glad to consider questions from the community. They may be submitted to email@example.com."
Candidates will be grouped by district so residents can hear all candidates in their district in one evening. The schedule as provided by the Fredericksburg Patriots:
Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Salem Church Library
- 6:30 p.m: Welcome and rules of the forum
- 6:45 p.m: Lora Ann Pierce (BOS)
- 7:30 p.m: Christopher John Yakabouski (BOS)
Monday, Oct. 21, at Salem Church Library
Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Salem Church Library
- 6 p.m: Welcome and rules of the forum
- 6:15 p.m: Greg Cebula (BOS)
- 7 p.m: Mark Kuechler (BOS)
- 7:45 p.m: Dennis Buchanan (BOS)
- 8:30 p.m: Erin Grampp (School Board)
Willie Brown, BOS candidate for Battlefield, and Mark Marshall, School Board candidate for Berkeley, have chosen not to participate due to other campaign priorities, Thorpe said.
Contact Bryce Thorpe at 540-604-1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the candidate forums.
The Patriots are "a Fredericksburg, Va., area tea party organization promoting the principles of our Nation's founders." Their Facebook page is at Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots.
See the elections page on Fredericksburg Patch to prepare for November 5.