FAIRBANKS — The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce holds the first of two state candidate forums today in advance of the Nov. 6 election.
Six candidates for Senate districts A, B and C will take part in today’s forum. Sens. Joe Thomas, a Democrat, and John Coghill, a Republican, are vying for the District A seat. Democratic Sen. Joe Paskvan and Republican challenger Pete Kelly, a former state senator, are seeking to represent District B. Republican Click Bishop and Democrat Anne Sudkamp are competing for the District C seat.
The forum will be moderated by Lorna Shaw of Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC.
The second forum, scheduled for Oct. 30, will be a more crowded field, with 11 candidates vying to represent House Districts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 38.
Both events are scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Carlson Center.
Admission to the forum starts at $5 and goes up for lunch. Visit fairbankschamber.org to RSVP.
The Alaska Support Industry Alliance also will host a candidate forum at its Fairbanks chapter luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.
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