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Common Sense Campaign holds Fairhope municipal election forum

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The Common Sense Campaign TEA Party is hosting a forum for candidates running for mayor and city council in Fairhope.

The Fairhope forum will be Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fairhope City Council Chambers at 161 N. Section St., Fairhope, AL, 36532. The moderator will be Cody Phillips, the president of the Common Sense Campaign ES Chapter. The forum will be broadcast live over FM radio 95.5, with a range of about half a mile, and will be live-streamed on CSC’s Facebook page as well as on the Fairhope City Council’s YouTube.

This forum is public and part of CSC’s ongoing effort to give citizens the chance to meet and ask questions of candidates running for public office. All candidates have been invited to participate.

Candidates in municipal elections are non-partisan. The forums will be live-streamed via CSC Facebook page where you can submit questions. You may also submit questions at the forum.

COVID-19 has presented new challenges in both hosting and promoting events. The governor’s directive regarding social distancing and face masks will be strictly followed.

  • John Manelos, Annette Sanders, Sherry Sullivan and incumbent Karin Wilson are all running for mayor
  • Deb Hopkins is challenging incumbent Jack Burrell for City Council Place 1
  • Corey A. Martin is running unopposed for City Council Place 2
  • Incumbent Jimmy Conyers is running unopposed for City Council Place 3
  • Howell Gibbon is challenging incumbent Robert Brown for City Council Place 4
  • Joshua N. Gammon is challenging incumbent City Council Place 5

If you have additional questions about the forum contact Dr. Lou Campomenosi at 228-342-2430.

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the Aug. 25 municipal elections is Thursday, Aug. 20.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 25. Municipal runoff elections will be on Oct. 5 if necessary.

The Common Sense Campaign TEA Party is hosting a series of forums for candidates running for mayor and city council in Baldwin County municipalities. These forums are public and part of CSC’s ongoing effort to give citizens the chance to meet and ask questions of candidates running for public office.

There will be limited seating in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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