FLORENCE, Ariz. – On Oct. 11, 2012, Copper Area News Publishing will be sponsoring a forum for Pinal County Supervisor District 1 State Senate and Legislative District 8 and county attorney candidates. The event will take place in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Express in Florence (240 W. Hwy #287).
The moderated event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and each candidate will be allowed to respond to at least three questions. Community members will be given the opportunity to submit questions to the moderator prior to the debate.
After the formal debate, residents will be given an opportunity to interact with the candidates face to face during the mixer that will close the evening. Beverages and a dessert bar will be provided by Mount Athos of Florence.
Confirmed candidates include Barbara McGuire, Joe Ortiz, Ernest Bustamante, Frank Pratt, TJ Shope, Emily Verdugo, Pete Rios, Gem Cox, Alicia Bristow and James Walsh.
The ballroom of the Holiday Inn Express has a maximum occupancy of 250 and reservations are encouraged. RSVP by calling the Southeast Valley Ledger at 480-745-1055 or by sending an email with a first and last name, the number of seats requested and RSVP in the subject line to Admin@SEVLedger.com.
For those unable to attend in person, Copper Area News Publishers is working to provide real-time streaming video of the debate. Additional coverage will be provided by the Superior Sun, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and the Southeast Valley Ledger.
Additional sponsorship space is available for candidates and non-candidates call 480-745-1055 for more information. Media outlets interested in attending email Info@SEVLedger.com.
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