SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
RENO, Nev. – Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) has announced that for the first time in the organization’s history, they will conduct a candidate forum consisting of an informal reception for the public to mingle and speak with candidates involved in key Reno, Sparks and Washoe County races, as well as State Senate and Assembly races. The candidate forum will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno (1670 North Virginia St., Reno).
Candidates will also participate in a formal candidate discussion moderated by KNPB’s Michael Haggerty in the KNPB studio before a live audience, which will be taped for future broadcast on KNPB.
TMT has developed 33 Quality of Life Indicators that represent the values and issues that matter most to Truckee Meadows residents, developed with extensive input from citizens throughout our community. These indicators will be driving the content of the discussion and questions at the candidate forum.
The public is encouraged to submit questions for candidates based around TMT’s indicators. Questions can be submitted by visiting www.truckeemeadowstomorrow.org/candidate_forum. Many of these questions will be used during the formal candidate discussion.
Confirmed candidates include: Pat Hickey (State Assembly, Dist 25); Randy Kirner (State Assembly, Dist 26); Brandi Anderson (City of Reno Councilman, Ward 2); Teresa Benitez-Thompson (State Assembly, Dist 27); Barbara Clark (School Board Trustee, Dist C); Francey Dennis (School Board Trustee, Dist C); Kitty Jung (County Commission, Dist 3); Debbie Smith (State Assembly, Dist 27); and Garth Elliott (County Commission, Dist 5).