Candidate Forum 7 P.M. Tuesday at Palace Theatre

Candidates for Cape Charles mayor and Town Council will speak 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Palace Theatre on Mason Avenue. The forum will be conducted by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore.

CBES has been sponsoring Meet the Candidates Forums for all county-wide elections in both Accomack and Northampton for 15 years, but the Cape Charles forum is the first that CBES has conducted for a town election.

Over the years, CBES has developed a forum agenda designed to give each candidate a fair opportunity to make his or her best case for being elected. Candidates are sent several questions in advance to provide an opportunity to prepare their responses. After each candidate has made a brief introductory statement, they are asked to answer those questions.  After that, members of the audience are invited to submit written questions.  The questions are screened by several CBES members for appropriateness and significance, and those deemed most useful are posed to the candidates by the moderator. The forum concludes with each candidate making a summation of his positions and an appeal for the citizens’ votes.

The moderator of the forum will be Wayne Bell, and Margaret Van Clief is in charge of arrangements.  The free event is open to the public and the press.

A second forum sponsored by Cape Charles Rotary Club is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, also at the Palace Theatre.



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