By Jared Janzen
HALSTEAD—With elections less than a month away, time is running out to decide which candidate you’ll be supporting on Nov. 8. Your local newspaper is here to help with those decisions by hosting a political forum for Harvey County Sheriff’s candidates Chad Gay and Bryan Hall.
It will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Kansas Learning Center for Health at 505 Main St., Halstead.
The forum is being hosted by the Harvey County Independent and the Hesston Record. Robb Reeves, publisher of both of these newspapers, said the forum would be a chance for the candidates to address questions relevant to Harvey County’s smaller communities.
“We want to provide a forum where we can talk about all issues in this election but also spend some quality time on rural issues,” Reeves said.
Gay, the Republican candidate, has 15 years of experience as Newton High School’s Resource Officer. Hall, the Democratic candidate, is a lieutenant with the Newton Police Force and Commander of the Harvey County Emergency Response Team.
Seating at the forum is limited to 70 people.
“All readers are invited to come to the forum,” Reeves said. “It will be free and informative.”