Candidate forum tonight


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Several Democratic and progressive groups are holding a holding a forum tonight for select candidates for in Greenville City Council election.

The East Carolina University College Democrats, ECU For Our Revolution, Our Revolution-Pitt County, Pitt County Progressive Caucus and Young Democrats of Pitt County invited mayoral candidate Calvin Mercer, At-Large candidate Christopher Nunnally, District 3 candidate Uriah Ward and District 5 candidate Tom Best to speak at the event.

According to event organizers, all except Nunnally will be in attendance. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the SCI-TECH building, room C307 on ECU’s main campus. The event is open to the public and expected to end about 8 p.m.

In addition to municipal candidates, state Sen. Don Davis will be in attendance and give the keynote addresses, organizers said. Jenny Marshall, a candidate for the District 5 seat in the U.S. House, also is expected to attend.

An item in Wednsday’s paper incorrectly reported the date.