The Lincoln County News will host the last of three candidates forums this month in the cafeteria at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18.
Lincoln County Television will broadcast the forum live. LCTV is channel 7 for Tidewater customers and channel 1301 for Spectrum customers, and is online at lctv.org.
LCN Editor J.W. Oliver is moderating the forums. The LCN welcomes questions from the audience.
“We moved this final forum from Skidompha Library to GSB due to high interest and strong turnout at the first two forums,” Oliver said. “The attendance demonstrates an extraordinary level of engagement in local politics this year, which will only benefit our communities.”
“Despite the dismal tone of discourse in national and state politics, we continue to have civil and thoughtful questions from the audience and responses from the candidates at these local forums,” Oliver said. “We look forward to more of the same in Damariscotta.”
The final forum will feature the candidates for Senate District 13, House District 90, Prosecutorial District 6, and for county commissioner, District 2.
Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, and Laura Fortman, D-Nobleboro, are the candidates for Senate District 13, which consists of Lincoln County except Dresden, as well as Washington and Windsor.
Rep. Mick Devin, D-Newcastle, and Richard Van Knowe, R-Bristol, are the candidates for House District 90, which consists of Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Monhegan, Newcastle, part of Nobleboro, and part of South Bristol.
Natasha Irving, D-Waldoboro, and District Attorney Jonathan Liberman, R-West Bath, are the candidates for district attorney in Prosecutorial District 6, which consists of Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties.
Bill Blodgett, D-Waldoboro, and Melvin Williams, R-Waldoboro, are the candidates for county commissioner in District 2, which consists of Bremen, Bristol, Monhegan, Nobleboro, South Bristol, and Waldoboro.
Great Salt Bay Community School is located at 559 Main St. in Damariscotta.