AARP Announces OC Candidates Forum

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 is hosting a "Candidates Forum" to allow residents the chance to meet and hear from candidates for the upcoming Mayor and Council election.

It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5-7 p.m. with doors opening at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave.

Dr. Harry Basehart, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Co-Founder of Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, will moderate.

"This is a great opportunity to learn about the candidates that will be representing the citizens of Ocean City. Not all issues are senior issues, but all decisions affect seniors" said OC AARP 1917 President Chris Norris.

Candidates for mayor and the council seats will be in attendance. City elections will be held in conjunction with the national elections on Nov. 6. Those in attendance are encouraged to submit their own questions for the candidates.

This forum is open to all voters registered for the Ocean City elections. For more information please call 410-250-4533.

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.