Cottonwood AZ (July 29, 2012) – It has been a hot summer in the Verde Valley and it is getting hotter with the primary election just around the corner. Voters go to the polls on August 28, 2012 for Primary Election Day to select candidates running for various county, state and national offices.
The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will hold several candidate forums throughout the Verde Valley. With the changes in Congressional, Legislative and Supervisorial districts, the LWV forums will give voters an opportunity to hear the candidates speak to important local issues and to ask questions.
The first two forums will be for candidates running in State Legislative District 6 for the House of Representatives: Democratic candidates Doug Ballard and Angela LeFevre and Republican candidates Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe . The candidates have been invited to discuss the issues facing the district and the state on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South Sixth Street in Cottonwood, Arizona.
The Republican candidates for the newly created Congressional District 4 – Ron Gould, Rick Murphy, and Paul Gosar will discuss the issues later that same day (August 11) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.
On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Camp Verde American Legion Hall, 276 South Third Street, Republican candidates John McReynolds, Martin Pangburn and Tom Thurman – running in Yavapai County Supervisorial District 2 - have been invited to discuss the issues facing that newly created county district.
Arizona Congressional District 1 candidates forum for Republican candidates will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336. Republican candidates Patrick Gatti, Gaither Martin, Jonathan Paton, and Douglas Wade have been invited to debate from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
This forum is being co-sponsored with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.
The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is July 30, 2012. Last day to request an early ballot by mail is August 17, 2012.
Remember those voters registered as unaffiliated (no party designation) can vote in the Primary Election. These voters choose a ballot of the party of their choice from those listed on the primary ballot. This action does not re-register you as a member of that party!
For more information about the candidates’ forums for the August 28, 2012 Primary Election, contact the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley at email@example.com.