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Fairbanks Chamber to Host Largest Interior Political Forum For Candidates For State Senate


On Tuesday, October 23, the Fairbanks Chamber, along with several sponsoring organizations, will host the largest Interior political forum featuring the candidates running for the Alaska State Senate in the main arena of the Carlson Center.
With the latest redistricting, the upcoming elections have incumbents against incumbents; such is the case with the race for District A (Sen. John Coghill & Sen. Joe Thomas), District 2 (Rep. Tammie Wilson & Rep. Bob Miller), and in District 38 (Rep. David Guttenberg and Rep. Alan Dick).

The forum questions will focus on topics that are vital issues facing our community and State ranging from economic development, state budget, energy, education, military, tourism and oil and gas. The audience is encouraged to ask questions during the forum (at a designated time) and can also submit questions in advance for consideration by email to Lisa Herbert at the Chamber office (lisa@fairbankschamber.org.)

The forum is open to Chamber membership and the public. A lunch buffet will be available for $18 for members, $20 for non-members and tables of eight can be reserved for $175 each. For those that wish to only listen, there is a $5 listening fee to help offset the costs of holding the event in the arena. Reservations are required. The doors to the arena will open at 11:15am and will begin promptly at 12pm and will run until 1:30pm.

The Senate candidates include: Sen. John Coghill, Sen. Joe Thomas, Pete Kelly, Sen. Joe Paskvan, Click Bishop, and Anne Sudkamp.
The Chamber is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that focuses on advocating for a healthy economic environment and by building partnerships that promote the greater Fairbanks area as an attractive place for business and community.

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