Saturday, February 04, 2006

Candidate Forum Update

The Downstate Democrats for Change is hosting a candidate forum for congressional & appellate court Democratic candidates. The event will occur at the Holiday Inn in Collinsville between 7 and 9 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2006.

Three of the four candidates on the Primary ballot will attend:

19th CD Representative
  • Dan Stover of Centralia
  • Vic Roberts of Taylorville
IL 5th Appellate Court
  • William “Bill” Berry of Collinsville
This is a draft of the evening’s format:
Approximate Timeline and Format:

7:00 Welcome; Information about Host and Forum Format
7:10 Introduction of Candidates for the 19th Congressional District
  • Credentials / Bio information provided by each candidate for the Forum Program will be read as the introduction
  • Each candidate will have 3 minutes to address audience and outline campaign platform
  • Order of speakers determined by a coin toss
7:20 Questions from the audience will be read by the Moderator
  • Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond; opposing candidate will have 1 minute for rebuttal
  • Time will be monitored, with timing cards visible to the speakers
7:50 Closing Remarks from each Candidate
  • Each candidate will have 3 minutes to offer closing remarks, presented in the same order as introduced
7:56 Audience Break and Change of Speakers at Lecturn
8:05 Introduction of Candidate(s) for 5th Appellate Court District
  • Credentials / Bio information provided by each candidate for the Forum Program will be read as the introduction
  • Each candidate will have 3 minutes to address audience and outline campaign platform
  • Order of speakers determined by a coin toss should Bruce Stewart appear
8:15 Questions from the audience will be read by the Moderator
  • Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond; opposing candidate will have 1 minute for rebuttal
  • Time will be monitored, with timing cards visible to the speaker(s)
8:55 Closing Remarks from the Candidate(s)
  • The candidate(s) will have 3 minutes to offer closing remarks, presented in the same order as introduced
9:00 Closing Remarks from Moderator
Downstate Democrats for Change is a grassroots organization of concerned citizens in Central and So. IL. They currently meet in Highland once a month at 6:30 p.m.

Please feel free to send an email message.

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