MURFREESBORO — The public is invited to attend the Tennessee 6th Congressional District Candidate Forum from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Tennessee Livestock Center on the MTSU campus, an event organizer said.
The MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience and the Rutherford County Farm Bureau are sponsoring the event.
Starting at 6 p.m., each of the candidates “will be allowed to talk about themselves and where they stand on the issues,” said Marvin Whitworth, president of the Rutherford County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. From 7 until 8 p.m., the candidates will field audience questions and questions prepared in advance, Whitworth added.
The candidates will include (in the order drawn by Whitworth and Dr. Warren Gill, ag chair, for the 6 p.m. individual talks): Jim Tracy (R), Lou Ann Zelenik (R), Ben Leming (D), Dave Evans (R), George Erdell (D), Gary Mann (R), Diane Black (R), Kerry Roberts (R), Brett Carter (D), and Stephen Sprague (I).
Whitworth said he had not received confirmation from Henry Barry and Devora Butler, both Democrats.
All of the candidates are vying for the seat vacated by the retirement of Bart Gordon (D-Murfreesboro) at the end of the current term.
Early voting will be July 16-31 for Cannon County citizens. The primary will be held Thursday, Aug. 5. The state general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2.
For more information about the forum, please contact Whitworth at 615-848-3866 or 615-274-6847.