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Candidate forum to be April 24

MONT BELVIEU—On Thursday evening, April 24, the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce will facilitate an opportunity for the voters of West Chambers County to hear the candidates running in the upcoming school board and municipal races.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Barbers Hill Middle School in the C. T. Joseph Conference Center. Featured races include two Barbers Hill School Board positions, the City of Mont Belvieu mayor and alderman races, and the contested City of Old River-Winfree councilman’s position.
“This is a friendly affair, intended to benefit the voters and every candidate,” said Melissa G. Malechek, president of the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates have been encouraged to bring information about them for you to pick up. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates during the forum.
Early voting will be held April 28 through May 6, with the elections on Saturday, May 10.
Malechek said that the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any candidate or any political party, but rather feels that it is in the citizens’ best interest to attend the event so that they can learn about the candidates and their vision for West Chambers County.