Monday, September 22, 2014

Wanna Meet A Candidate?

Luckily, watching little tv means I don't get to see much of the inanity that passes for political commercials these days and ergo have not heard much about the candidates running, though from the amount of paper mail I get, it appears that Bill Kilquist thinks Terri Bryant is a tax avoiding politician.

If you want to actually talk to the candidates, including the Green Party, the Chamber of Commerce will host several meet and greets over the next month:

The Carbondale and Murphysboro Chambers of Commerce will hold a series of receptions to give Jackson County business leaders an opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for legislative offices before the Nov. 4 general election.
                Terri Bryant and Bill Kilquist, both candidates for the 115th Illinois legislative district seat currently held by Mike Bost, U.S. House of Representatives 12th district incumbent William Enyart as well as challengers Mike Bost and Paula Bradshaw will all be the guests of the chambers at upcoming Meet-and-Greet events. At each reception, candidates will have an opportunity to make introductory remarks prior to a time of informal visiting with attendees. The events, which will be held at the Downtown Design Center in the Old Passenger Depot at 121 S. Illinois Ave., will be free.
                “These are very important races for Southern Illinois businesses,” Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bruce Wallace said. “We, as Chambers, are thrilled to provide our members with opportunities to share their concerns with candidates and learn about each of them before casting their ballots.”
                Scheduled Meet-and-Greets:
                Paula Bradshaw, Green Party candidate for Congress, 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2
                Congressman Bill Enyart, Democratic incumbent, 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6
                Mike Bost, Republican candidate for Congress, 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8
                Bill Kilquist, Democratic candidate for the Illinois House, 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21
                Terri Bryant, Republican candidate for the Illinois House, 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23
                Additionally, each candidate will be guests on upcoming editions of the “Talk of the Town” radio program, heard at 10 a.m., Monday mornings on WDBX-FM 91.1. The radio program is a joint venture of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Carbondale.

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