Candidate forum in the planning stages

Published 2:13 pm Sunday, March 3, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Citizens for an Improved Orange are speaking with Lamar State College-Orange concerning a Candidate Forum.

With the event in the planning stages, a date and time are not confirmed at this time. It is expected to be held in March so residents may hear from the office seekers.

Citizens for an Improved Orange have reached out to the candidates for participation in a forum.

The group is expecting Orange City Council candidates for Single Member District 4 Mary McKenna, Alan E. Mesecher, and Annette Pernell as well as At Large Member 5 David C. Bailey, Caroline Mazzola Hennigan, Bill Mello and Charles Ray Thomas to participate.

Annette Pernell is the incumbent for Single Member District 4 and Bill Mello is the incumbent for At Large Member 5.

Charles Ray Thomas ran for mayor against Larry Spears Jr in the last election.

Mary McKenna has previously served as Single Member District 4.

At this time, a forum or debate for the West Orange-Cove Consolidated School District Board of Trustees candidates has not been scheduled.

Linda Platt-Bryant, Demetrius Hunter, Gina Simar, Kianna Edwards-Brooks and Russell Holt are running for WOCCISD Board of Trustees.

Early voting is April 22 – April 30, 2019.

Election Day is Saturday, May 4, 2019.