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Candidates Confirmed for Local Election Forum “Rally 2010”

— Airs October 18 & 19 on WSRE —

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has confirmed the candidates participating in “Rally 2010,” a televised primary and general election candidate forum. The second installment of “Rally 2010” will air on WSRE Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. The focus will be on the November 2 general election featuring local candidates from races in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties as well as the races for U.S. House, Florida House, Circuit Court Judge and Mayor of Pensacola. The program will be moderated by Dee Dee Sharp, journalist and on-air host of WSRE and Pensacola State College’s “AWARE”; Lloyd Patterson, on-air host of WSRE’s “Connecting the Community”; and Sandra Averhart, WUWF News Director. Individual episodes will be available to watch on WSRE’s website www.wsre.org/rally within 48 hours after the program airs.

Questions from local citizens are being sought. To submit a question for consideration on the program, send an email to questions@wsre.org or mail them to WSRE, Attention: Rally 2010, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504. All questions must be received by Wednesday. October 13 at 4 p.m. CDT and must include your name and city of residence to be considered.

“Rally 2010” is co-sponsored by WSRE and the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area and Okaloosa County. The purpose of “Rally 2010” is to give citizens an unbiased look at the candidates vying to represent them and learn where they stand on the important issues that affect them. WSRE provides the program as a public service and encourages all citizens to participate in exercising their constitutional right to vote.

“Rally 2010” is scheduled to include the following races/candidates (confirmed as of October 8, 2010):

Monday, October 18 – 7 p.m.

United States Representative, Florida District 1 – Joe Cantrell, John Krause, Jeff Miller

State Representative, District 1 – Douglas Broxson, Mathias Venditto

State Representative, District 3 – Claudia Brown-Curry, Clay Ford

Circuit Court Judge, Group 3 – Michael Flowers, Alishia McDonald

Esc. Co. Commissioners Dist. 2 – Myra Simmons

Esc. Co. Commissioners Dist. 4 – Danny Lewis, Grover Robinson

Santa Rosa Co. Commissioners Dist. 2 – Prudence Caskey, Bob Cole

Tuesday, October 19 – 7 p.m.

City of Pensacola Mayor – Ashton Hayward, Mike Wiggins

ECUA Dist. 2 – Lois Benson, Dave Carlson

ECUA Dist. 4 – Dale Perkins, Scott Schroeder

Okaloosa County Sheriff – Larry Ashley, Cesar Morales, Brian Sparling, Robert Thacker

Okaloosa County Commissioner Dist. 2 – David Parisot, Tom Tona

Okaloosa County Commissioner Dist. 4 – Don Amunds, Dick Reinlie

“Rally 2010” is co-sponsored by WSRE and the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area and Okaloosa County. The purpose of “Rally 2010” is to give citizens an unbiased look at the candidates vying to represent them and learn where they stand on the important issues that affect them. WSRE provides the program as a public service and encourages all citizens to participate in exercising their constitutional right to vote.