Acadia candidate forum Wednesday
The Acadia Parish Candidate Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Grand Opera House.
A forum featuring candidates for State Senator, 25th Senatorial District; Acadia Parish Clerk of Court; and Police Jury Districts 1 - 7 will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
“With Election Day nearing, the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce maintains a strong role in advocating for pro-business policies at the local, state and national levels,” said Amy Thibodeaux. president and CEO of the Acadia Chamber, sponsorsof the event. “We are constantly working with elected leaders to promote these policies to ensure a growing business environment in Acadia Parish.”
For the event, senate candidates will be given two minutes to make opening statements, followed by two questions each with two-minute responses and a two-minute closing statement.
Candidates for Acadia Parish Police Jury and Acadia Parish Clerk of Court will be allowed two minutes to address the audience.
For Senate candidates, numbers will be drawn to determine the order in which opening remarks will be given and questions will be selected at random.
Police Jury candidates will be recognized in the order of district, and then in alphabetical order. Acadia Parish Clerk of Court candidates will be recognized in alphabetical order.
All candidates will be required to strictly adhere to the specified time limits.
The forum is open to the public and will be presented free of charge by the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce.
A social for candidates and Chamber members will begin at 5 p.m. and doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m.