RNRF to Host The Great Hernando Debate, BOCC and School Board
HERNANDO – Have you ever wondered why you seem to know more about Presidential Candidates during an election year than the candidates who run your own local governments? In the year leading up to any presidential elections, candidates run million-dollar televised ads, speak at multiple events around the country, and endure both primary and general election debates. But what about your State level candidates or as importantly, your County Commissioners and School Officials.
The 2018 mid-term election is right around the corner and wouldn’t you like to know who is bidding to manage your tax dollars, plan economic development, and oversee your children’s schools?
In past local elections, typical campaign methods included street corner sign waving, door knocking, and flashy campaign postcards, filled with pledges and promises of doing a better job than the other candidate. But wouldn’t you like to hear them answer questions just like our Presidential candidates do every four years? Well, RNRF is going to make that happen this fall and you are invited to join us for this rare, prestigious, and non-partisan event.
On Thursday, August 2nd, RNRF plans to host The Great Hernando Debate at Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill. All candidates for the Hernando Board of County Commissioners and Hernando County School Board will be invited to attend the event.
The evening is scheduled to begin with Hernando County School Board Candidates for District 1 Current Chairman, Mark Johnson facing off with Catherine A (Kay) Hatch. The Second debate will take place between Jimmy Lodato and Julius Blazys for the District 3 Seat.
The main event of the evening will be separate debates between Incumbent Wayne Dukes, Charles Greenwell, and Beth Narverud for the District 2 County Commission Seat. Incumbent Jeff Holcomb will face off against former Brooksville City Councilwoman, Natalie Kahler for the District 4 County Commission Seat.
At this time there are only two Democrat candidates bidding against 5 Republicans for both open County Commission Seats. If no other Democrats enter the race, Deborah Salvesen and Nancy Maker will be given an opportunity to speak and answer a few questions independently. There is still time for candidates to withdraw and enter the race, so we will keep you updated on any changes to the schedule.
Chairman of the Hernando Board of County Commissioners, Steve Champion will be our Keynote Speaker for the evening.
I [Tom Lemons] will moderate the debate and we may introduce and guest moderator at a later date.
Ticket information will be forthcoming and should be available sometime in June. Seating will be extremely limited.
The Event will also stream live on Facebook for those who are unable to attend the event in person.
Silverthorn Country Club is located at 4550 Golf Club Lane in Spring Hill.
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and should conclude by 9:00 p.m.
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