The Norman Transcript

February 15, 2010

Chamber of Commerce, Norman NEXT to co-host candidate forum Feb. 24

Special to The Transcript

The Norman Chamber of Commerce Get Out The Vote Committee and Norman NEXT, Norman's young professionals organization, have announced plans to co-host a candidate forum for the mayoral and city council candidates.

The forum will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the council chambers at the municipal building, 201 W. Gray St.

The mayoral forum will commence first from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Following a 15 minute break, the council candidate forum will take place 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Andy Rieger will serve as moderator of the mayoral debate and either Mike Bergey or Rieger will moderate the council candidate portion.

All of the candidates have been invited to participate. Candidates for all races also have been given a survey of important city issues to better inform the public of their respective stances. The published Voter's Guide, a compilation of all responses submitted, will be available at least one week prior to Election Day March 2.

The forum is open to the public and will be taped for broadcast on Cox channel 20. For more information about the forum, call Kyla McMoran at 321-7260 or e-mail her at