April 10, 2017 9:52:48 AM
Starkville's three mayoral candidates are slated to take part in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative's second candidate forum this evening.
The forum, scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Center, is free and open to the public. The Initiative is hosting the events to let voters hear from and ask questions of local candidates ahead of the spring's municipal election.
A third forum, for the Wards 4, 5 and 7 elections, is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 19.
Jay Hurdle, with the Initiative, said each of Starkville's mayoral candidates -- Democrats Johnny Moore, Damion Poe and Lynn Spruill -- have indicated they will participate in this evening's forum. The mayoral race will be determined in a May 2 primary.
Aundrea Self with WCBI and Zack Plair, managing editor for The Dispatch, will moderate the forum. The Initiative will also use public questions submitted through social media or in writing at the event.
For more information on the initiative, visit www.voterinitiative.org.
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