(Thayer) – A second Meet the Candidates Town Hall Forum will be held in Thayer Monday, July 30 at 7 PM at the Oregon County Country Music Theater at 5th Street and Walnut, according to event organizers.
The first Town Hall Forum was held July 9, featuring candidates for county, state and federal office. Roughly 100 people attended the meeting, which included Jeff Pogue, candidate for state representative, state senate candidates Ward Franz, Mike Cunningham and Don Welles, 8th Congressional District candidate Bob Parker and Jeff Shawan, deputy campaign manager for Senate candidate John Bruner all joined Oregon County Commissioner candidates Alonzo Bradwell, Nathan Roberts and Jason Kemper as well as Oregon County Sheriff candidates Kevin Jotz, David Bailey and Mike Barton.
During the first town hall meeting all candidates spoke and the County Commission and Sheriff candidates took questions from the public. The agenda will be reversed July 30 and candidates for state and federal office will take questions from the public. Organizers note that all candidates for county, state and federal office in Oregon County were invited to the last meeting and to the coming meeting, and they encourage those who missed the July 9 meeting to attend July 30. For more information call 417-778-2100.