No, not Trump, Clinton or Johnson but if you would like to speak with any of the candidates for the state legislature or the House of Representatives, the Carbondale and Murphysboro chambers have you covered. I assume the locations are forthcoming:
The Carbondale and Murphysboro Chambers of Commerce will hold a series of events to give Jackson County business leaders an opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for legislative offices before the Nov. 8 general election.
The Chambers are partnering for two “Coffee and Candidates” events to be held at the Carbondale Civic Center. The first, set for Wednesday, Oct. 5 with feature Republican candidates for the state house and Congress. Democratic candidates will be featured on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
“These are very important races for Southern Illinois businesses,” Carbondale 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.”
Coffee will be provided at the two events and each candidate will have 30 minutes to present remarks, answer questions and meet voters. The Oct. 5 Coffee and Candidate event will include State Rep. Terri Bryant at 8 a.m.; Paul Schimpf, candidate for State Senate at 8:30 a.m. and Congressman Mike Bost at 9 a.m. The Oct. 12 schedule features candidate for State Representative Marsha Griffin at 8 a.m., State Senate candidate Sheila Simon at 8:30 a.m. and Congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic at 9 a.m.
While designed for members of both Chambers, the events are open to the public.
More information on these legislative events is available by calling the Carbondale Chamber at (618) 549-2146 or the Murphysboro Chamber at (618) 684-6421.