Media Advisory: Wake Board of Education Candidate Forum – Districts 5 & 8 – October 17th

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 9, 2018

BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE FORUM FOR WESTERN WAKE DISTRICTS 5 & 8 HOSTED BY COALITION OF NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATIONS

Wake County voters will have an opportunity to hear directly from candidates running for seats on the Board of Education representing districts 5 and 8 in Western Wake County. WRAL anchor/reporter Brad Johansen will moderate this candidate forum, and WRAL intends to livestream the event.

EVENT: Wake County Board of Education Candidate Forum – Districts 5 & 8

DATE: Wednesday, October 17th

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION: The Matyon Inn, 301 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

MODERATOR: Brad Johansen, WRAL News Anchor/Reporter

The League of Women Voters of Wake County, WakeUP Wake County, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, and the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have joined together to help residents learn about the offices and candidates that will appear on their ballot for the election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This inclusive coalition emphasizes the importance of civic engagement for all residents in determining Wake County’s future and encourages voter participation during early voting and on November 6.

More information is available at https://www.lwvwake.org/event-page/2018/9/24/candidate-forum-board-of-education-western-wake-districts-5-8

(NOTE: This candidate forum was originally scheduled for September 24th but was cancelled due to the death of Wake School Board member Kathy Hartenstine that day.]

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Marian Lewin – President, League of Women Voters of Wake County

marianlewin@gmail.com or 919-219-4263

Karen Rindge – Executive Director, WakeUp Wake County

karen@wakeupwakecounty.org or 919-637-4271

Dianna Wynn – Communications Coordinator, League of Women Voters of Wake County

diannawynn@gmail.com or 919-271-4455

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Thank you to The Mayton Inn for the use of its facility for this event.

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