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Chamber teaming up on candidate forums

FLAGS_american-flag (2)The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Voters Voice, the Daily Press & Argus, the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Livingston County Association of School Boards to present two candidate forums in advance of the Aug.5 primary.

“With so many candidates running from both parties, voting in the primary election is very important in Livingston County,” said Pat Convery, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. “Candidates have very different views on key issues affecting both businesses and individuals. This forum will allow voters to see and hear for themselves.”

The first forum — set to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in the Howell High School auditorium, will feature the candidates for the 47th District state House seat being vacated by state Rep. Cindy Denby, who is term-limited, as well as the candidates for the 8th Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, who is not seeking re-election.

The second forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. It will feature candidates for the 42nd District state House seat being vacated by state Rep. Bill Rogers, who is term-limited, as well as the candidates for the 8th Congressional seat.

Republican candidates for the 47th state House seat are Phil Campbell of Howell, Wendy Day of Howell, Harold Melton of Howell, Theodore Ring of Howell, and Henry Vaupel of Fowlerville. The Democratic candidate is Jordan Genso of Howell.

Republican candidates for the 42nd state House seat are Nick Fiani of Howell, Rich Perlberg of Brighton, Dale Rogers of Hamburg, Lana Theis of Brighton, and Timothy B. Johnson of Brighton.

Republican candidates for the 8th Congressional District are Mike Bishop of Rochester and Tom Millin of Rochester Hills. Democratic candidates are Ken Darga of Lansing, Susan Grettenberger of Lansing, Hank Jeffrey of East Lansing, and Eric Schertzing of East Lansing.

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