Meet the Candidates on October 19th

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from Hartsfield and Nash Insurance Agency, is hosting a Candidates Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks Street in downtown Wake Forest.

Candidates running in local, state, and national elections have been invited. No speeches are on the agenda. Instead, the event will provide voters with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with candidates to learn more about their positions on issues of interest.

“The Chamber is pleased to organize this event,” said Ann Welton, president. “All elections are important, but this year’s races are especially significant. Our intention is to give all Wake Forest area residents the opportunity to meet and talk with candidates before they cast their votes.”

As of October 5, candidates who have committed to the event are: John Alexander, Marilyn Avila, Chad Barefoot, Mike Causey, Laurel Deegan-Fricke, Bob Edumunds, Terence Everitt, George Holding, Bob Hunter, Joe John, Gil Johnson, Abe Jones, Chris Malone, Charles Meeker, John McNeil, Bryant Paris , Deborah Ross, Walter Smith, Linda Stephens, and Valerie Zachary.  Hal Weatherman will attend to speak on behalf of Lt. Governor Dan Forest. As commitments are confirmed, names are being added to the Chamber’s website. The updated list can be found here:

Registration is not required. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and residents are invited to arrive any time before 8:00 p.m.