A forum featuring candidates running for the State House District 117 and 119 seats will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the Community Center in Oconee Veterans Park on Hog Mountain Road. The special election is set for Nov. 7.
All six candidates for the two seats have agreed to participate. Sarah Bell, Russ Page and Lee Becker are organizing the forum, which is open to voters from all counties in the district, including Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee.
Citizens are allowed to question the candidates directly. The session will be video-recorded and made available to the public. Tom Lord, Steven Strickland, Jonathan Wallace and Marcus Wiedower, candidates for the 119 seat, will take the stage at 6 p.m.
At 7:40 p.m., seat 117 candidates Houston Gaines and Deborah Gonzalez will take the stage. Candidates will have three minutes to introduce themselves before taking questions.