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Friday, April 22, 2005

Bristol TN City Council Candidate Forum

Bristol Chamber of Commerce
For More Information Contact:
Tiffany Ramsey (423) 989-4850

Bristol Va./Tenn. – The Bristol Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for the Bristol Tennessee City Council Candidates on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00p.m. The forum will take place at the Slater Center’s Wyatt Auditorium, 325 McDowell Street.

All the candidates have been invited to attend. The following is a list of the candidates:

East District Candidates:
John S. Gaines
Joel D. Staton

South District Candidates:
Trish Bane
Margaret Feierabend

West District Candidates:
John Robert Harrison
David Shumaker
Keith Spicer

Although the meeting is open to the public, the floor will not be open for questions or debate.
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