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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Candidate Forums/Meet The Candidates at
Bradford Area Public Library

The American Association of University Women-Bradford branch will host an evening that will help voters decide who to choose in the May Primary Election.

A Meet the Candidates Night and Candidate Forum has been set for Wednesday, May 6, at the Bradford Area Public Library.

"We are planning an informal event where the candidates distribute information and speak to the voters on a one-on-one basis," said Sharie Radzavich, co-vice president of programs.

Two forums - featuring the McKean County Sheriff and Bradford City Mayor races - will also be held that evening in the Community Room.

The candidates that are included in the Meet the Candidates Night portion include McKean County Commissioner, McKean County District Attorney and McKean County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Courts.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The two candidates for sheriff are Hiel "Butch" Bartlett and Dan Woods. Both are seeking the Republican nod. Republican Paul Berg is challenging incumbent Tom Riel, also a Republican, for the mayor of Bradford.

Dr. Steve Robar of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will serve as moderator.

"We are very excited to host this event for McKean County voters," said Sandy Rhodes, co-vice president of programs. "We hosted a similar event a couple of years ago featuring the sheriff and Bradford City Council races and had a good turnout. We believe in the electoral process and feel it is important to help the voter decide who to vote for by presenting an objective program."

Both Radzavich and Rhodes noted how important it was to have Robar on tap to take the lead that evening.

"To be honest, we would not even consider having a forum if he was not available,• Rhodes said.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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