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Area election debates and forums

A list of forums, debates, public appearances and fundraisers open to the public for local candidates for elective office.

Tuesday

  • Hilton Head Island mayoral forum: 12:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave.; organized by the Hilton Head Hospitality Association; forum is free, cost for luncheon preceding the forum is $18 for members and $20 for non-members
  • Wednesday

  • Hilton Head Island Town Council Ward 2 forum: 11 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation Clubhouse; moderated by the Hilton Head Island League of Women Voters
  • Thursday

  • Hilton Head Island Town Council Ward 4 forum: 7 p.m., Hilton Head Island Town Hall council chambers, One Town Center Court; moderated by the Hilton Head Island League of Women Voters
  • Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce candidates forum: 6-9 p.m., Quality Inn, Beaufort; those to appear include candidates for Beaufort County treasurer Doug Henderson and Joy Logan; Beaufort County Board of Education candidates Bill Evans, Faye Patrick-Alston, Michael Rivers (not confirmed) and Robert White; Beaufort City Council, Donnie Beer, Larry Holman, Kim Kolton and Mike Sutton; and 2nd Congressional District candidates Marc Beaman, Eddie McCain, Rob Miller and Joe Wilson (not confirmed)
  • Friday

  • Hilton Head Island Republican Club meeting: 4-6 p.m., Unit 2A of Port Royal Plaza; comments from state Sen. Tom Davis; Doug Henderson, petition candidate for county treasurer; and John Safay, candidate for Hilton Head Island mayor
  • Oct. 25

  • Hilton Head Island Republican Club breakfast for Mick Zais, state superintendent of education candidate: 9-11 a.m., Unit 2A of Port Royal Plaza; attendees are asked to bring cookies, cakes, etc., for themselves and few of their friends; 843-681-9122
  • Oct. 28

  • Hilton Head Island mayoral forum: 4 p.m., Hilton Head Plantation Clubhouse; moderated by the Hilton Head Island League of Women Voters
  • Oct. 29

  • Hilton Head Island Republican Club meeting: 4-6 p.m., Unit 2A of Port Royal Plaza; Jim Collett and Ed McCullough, both candidates for Hilton Head Island mayor; and Charles E. Raley, candidate for Town Council Ward 5 seat, to speak
  • Nov. 8

  • Hilton Head Island mayoral forum: 7 p.m., Hilton Head Island Town Hall, One Town Center Court; runoff debate, if necessary
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