What: Grassroots America sponsors debate between Republican Primary Candidates for Smith County Judge – the administrative judicial position that chairs the Commissioners Court and serve as the county budget officer. Incumbent Joel Baker and challenger Major General John Furlow (Ret.) have both confirmed participation.
When: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: Doors open at 11 AM. Box lunches available for purchase or attendees may bring their own. Debate opening remarks begin at 11:45 AM and debate concludes at 1 PM.
Location: Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 10818 University Boulevard (Spur 248), Tyler.
Debate format: KETK news director and anchor Neal Barton will moderate the debate. The format will be a modified Lincoln-Douglas style debate, with four (4) fifteen-minute discussion topics. Debate topics are not released in advance of the event.
There is no cost to attend and the public is urged to attend.