Most local residents are familiar with the traditional political debates held each election season by the League of Women Voters at the Bradford Square Mall, but there will be an additional forum next month for General Assembly candidates in the southern Pennyrile.
The League of Women Voters, Economic Development Council, Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance and other entities are hosing a state candidates forum at the Murray State University Hopkinsville campus on October 25th at 11:30.
Every candidate running for the General Assembly in Trigg, Christian and Todd County have been invited to attend. They include State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield, and the two men running for the state senate in the first district—Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries and former Congressman Carol Hubbard.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley and challenger Max Sturdivant, Jr. have also been invited, as have 15th District State Representative Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty. Sixteenth District incumbent Representative Martha Jane King and challenger Chris Hightower have also been sent invitations. Ninth District Representative Myron Dossett has been invited to speak—though he is unopposed in the election.
Officials say the purpose of the event is to allow local candidates for state office the opportunity to share their vision and plans with the Chamber of Commerce and business leaders across the three county area.