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Chamber committees to host forum for sheriff's candidates

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[February 24, 2014]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Affairs Committee along with their Young Professionals Network will host a forum for both the Logan County sheriff's candidates on March 4. This free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnston Center on the Lincoln College campus.

The purpose of the forum is to provide a nonpartisan opportunity for the candidates to discuss their ideas and to highlight the differences in their individual platforms. It is also intended to further engage the citizens of Logan County in the democratic process.

Neither the YPN nor the chamber of commerce will endorse or promote any particular candidate or party affiliation.

Greg Basford, owner of Heritage Packaging, and chairman of the chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee, has been selected to moderate the event. The questions will be selected by a panel to provide objective opportunities for each candidate to answer questions of importance to the average citizen and to the business community. The panel is made up of Andi Hake, executive director of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce; Blinn Bates, attorney with Woods & Bates; Angela Daniels, financial adviser with Edward Jones; and Ron Keller, professor at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.

The community will have the opportunity to submit questions to be considered by the panel. Questions can be submitted up until 6:15 p.m. on March 4. They can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at the chamber office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (by 4:30 p.m. on March 4). Questions will not be accepted by phone call. Guests in attendance at the forum will have the opportunity to submit questions but must have them submitted to the panel by 6:15 p.m. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

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To submit questions for consideration or for more information about the forum, contact the chamber of commerce at 217-735-2385;; or 1555 Fifth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.

The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit membership organization that advocates, supports and unifies businesses for the economic prosperity of Logan County.

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]

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