Gubernatorial candidates forum set for April 29

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What: Republican & Democratic Gubernatorial Forums

When: From 7 to 10 a.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where: University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center

FARMINGTON — Candidates for the Blaine House will at the University of Maine at Farmington on April 29.

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The Western Maine Legislative Caucus will host the Primary Prep: Republican and Democratic Gubernatorial Forums starting at 7 a.m. April 29 at UMF’s Olsen Student Center.

The Forum begins with a complimentary networking breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by breakout panels.

Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates will make presentations at 7:30 a.m. in separate rooms in North Dining Hall at the Olsen Student Center.

Registration is requested for meal planning purposes. Contact the Western Mountains Alliance at (207) 778-3885 or info@westernmountainsalliance.org by April 22.

Confirmed Republican candidates participating in the event are Bill Beardsley, Matt Jacobson, Paul LePage and Sen. Peter Mills.

Confirmed Democratic candidates participating are Rosa Scarcelli, Steve Rowe and Sen. Libby Mitchell. Donna Dion is running as a write-in candidate on the Democratic ballot.

The forum is an opportunity to learn about the candidates before Maine’s primary election June 8. Residents must be enrolled in a party to participate in the primary election. However, residents who are currently not enrolled may enroll in a party at any time, including the day of the primary. Enrollment applications are available at municipal offices. For more information on voting in Maine, visit www.maine.gov and search for “voter information.”

The Western Maine Legislative Caucus series started in 1988. Caucus forums are free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the Western Mountains Alliance, University of Maine Farmington, Mt. Blue Regional School District, the Franklin Community Health Network, Western Maine Community Action, Greater Franklin Development Corp., and Mission at the Eastward.

All caucuses are taped and aired courtesy of Mount Blue TV Community Access Channel 11.

For more information, contact the Western Mountains Alliance at (207) 778-3885, or visit www.westernmountainsalliance.org.

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