Brown, Gregory to debate issues at community forum Oct. 13
Tony Brown and TerriLois Gregory will openly answer questions together at a public forum for the first time before the Nov. 2 election.
The candidate forum for the Kansas House of Representatives 10th District will be Wednesday at Baker University. The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce will be the host of the public forum for the two candidates at 7 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Music Building on Baker’s campus.
“We’re really trying to encourage people to come out and vote,” said Jay Randels, forum organizer. “Anyone who is unsure on any of the issues that either Tony or Terri Lois stand on will get a chance to listen to their answers and maybe help them decide on how they want to vote.”
Randels added that both candidates are happy to present themselves in front of the public at the forum.
“Both of them want the opportunity to stand up in front of the public and explain who they are and what they believe in,” Randels said. “They are both very willing to do this.”
Brown and Gregory will be answering questions they received before the forum. Randels will be sending them the questions early next week.
“We will let the candidates review the questions, so they aren’t blindsided by anything,” he said. “We try not to direct a question at one person. It’s more along the line of issues that are important right now, such as education and the state budget. Those are the types of questions we will ask them.”
Anyone wanting to submit questions for the public forum may send those to the Signal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those questions will be reviewed and possibly added to the forum. Ivan Huntoon will be the moderator for the event.
“We will give each candidate a chance to answer the questions and put their platform out there for the general public here in Baldwin City,” Randels said.
Brown is the incumbent for the 10th District, which covers Baldwin City, Wellsville, north Ottawa and south Lawrence, having first been elected to the seat two years ago. Gregory is the challenger for the state representative seat.