candidate forum

The Laurens County Tea Party will host a county council candidate forum on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm at the Family YMCA of Greater Laurens.

All candidates for Districts 1 and 5 were invited to the forum, according to Laurens County Tea Party President Dianne Belsom.

In District 1, Ted Nash is the incumbent and he is not seeking re-election. Adam Howell, Susan Thackston, Ryan Thorne and Kemp Younts are running for the District 1 seat. Howell and Thorne are confirmed to attend the forum.

In District 5, Keith Tollison is the incumbent and he is seeking re-election. Jeffrey Carroll and Dale Mitchell are running against Tollison for the District 5 seat. Carroll and Mitchell are confirmed to attend the forum.

Questions can be submitted via email to belsom@prtcnet.com. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak and five minutes for questions. Questions will be asked by a moderator.

The event will also be live-streamed on the Laurens County Tea Party Facebook page.