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Hilton Head Town Council forums scheduled

Hilton Head Island voters can hear from candidates running for the Ward 3 Town Council seat at a forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Town Hall.

The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area.

The Ward 3 seat is held by Lee Edwards, who is running for re-election. He faces three challengers: Andrew Jablonecki, Ryan McAvoy and Jeff Myers.

Another forum will be held Oct. 15 for candidates seeking the Ward 6 council seat. This forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Plaza.

The Ward 6 seat is held by Ken Heitzke, who is not seeking re-election. Candidates are John McCann and Jim Collett Jr.

For details on Wednesday's forum, contact moderator Joan Kinne-Shulman at 843-842-9246, or go to

For details on the Oct. 15 forum, contact moderator Sally McGarry at 843-342-9254, or go to