The Lincoln County News will host its first candidates forum of the 2018 election May 24.
Seems early, you say?
This forum is for a legislative primary in the northern part of the county.
Democrats in Jefferson, part of Nobleboro, and Whitefield, as well as our neighbors in the Kennebec County town of Chelsea, will choose between Chloe S. Maxmin, of Nobleboro, and Alan D. Plummer, of Chelsea, for their party’s nomination in Maine House District 88.
We will host a candidates forum with Chloe and Alan at the historic Kings Mills Union Hall in Whitefield from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24.
Before the cries of “liberal media” start, the only reason we are going to host a forum with these two candidates alone is because this is the only primary in the county with more than one candidate. We will host our traditional forums with all candidates in the fall.
We think it’s great to have more than one candidate to choose from in the primary. The more choice we have as voters, the better.
There can be a great divide in policy and style between members of the same party, but how do we discern these differences?
We can think of no better way than to bring both candidates into the same room and pepper them with questions until they start to regret signing up in the first place!
So as not to hog all the time for questions, we will use a different format for this forum.
The moderator, this newspaper’s editor, will ask a question, then the audience will ask a question, the moderator, the audience, and so on.
We will provide refreshments.
So if you live in the district or if you’re just curious, if you’re a Democrat in the district and want to learn more about the candidates, if you’re a Democrat who already supports one candidate or another and wants to cheer them on, if you’re a Republican or independent and want to find out what those pesky liberals are up to, come to the Kings Mills Union Hall, on Townhouse Road by Route 194, at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 24.
We look forward to a good and educational time.