Thursday night’s presidential debate isn’t the only important forum for Owensboro voters.
Before the presidential debate begins at 8 p.m. local time, city voters will have a chance to hear from several Owensboro City Commission candidates during a virtual candidate forum hosted by the H.L. Neblett Community Center.
The 90-minute forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is viewable from a Zoom link that can be found on the Neblett Center’s Facebook page.
Center director Olga McKissic said Monday all of the city commission candidates were invited to participate. Candidates who have confirmed they will attend are Deirdre Carbon, Mark Castlen, Andy Gamblin, Bob Glenn, Walter Lee, Larry Maglinger, Bill Moss, Jared Revett, Jeff Sanford, Jay Velotta, Micahel Walker, and Gordy Wilcher.
Each candidate will be given three minutes to make an opening statement. After that, the candidates will be asked questions that were submitted by community residents.
People can email their candidate questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. McKissic said the deadline to submit questions is by the close of business Wednesday.
Moderators Ade Oredein and Larry Owen will review the questions and select which ones to present to the candidates.