LWV Forum Thursday
The forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April16 in the Anne Louise Davis Room of the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., Plainfield.
The field of candidates includes seven vying for three three-year seats and three seeking an unexpired two-year term. Incumbents Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Patricia Barksdale, Lisa Logan-Leach and appointee Joseph Ruffin Sr. are running for re-election. Challengers for the three-year terms are Mahogany Hendricks, Joanne Hollis and Brenda Gilbert.
Candidates for the unexpired term are Katherine Peterson, Tammy Westbrook and Terrence Williams. Candidates’ statements were included in an advertisement paid for by the League, published Sunday in the Courier News. The forum will follow the LWV format of an opening statement, responses to written questions from the audience and a closing statement. As required by LWV rules, an outside moderator will conduct the forum. Candidates who cannot attend may submit a one-minute typed opening statement that will be read by the moderator or a League member.
The League of Women Voters of Plainfield was formed in 1920 with the goal of registering and educating voters. All are welcome to join or to attend its meetings, 7 p.m. on first Thursdays of each month at the Plainfield Public Library. Call (908) 757-1873 for more information.
(Note: This press release was submitted nine days ago to the Courier News and other media, but has not yet appeared in print. I sent it out in my volunteer role as Publicity person for the LWV of Plainfield - Bernice)