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Port Royal mayor, town council candidates to debate Thursday

Port Royal municipal election candidates are: TOP ROW (left to right): Sam Murray (incumbent), Kristina Wetzel, John Winner and Chuck Wood for mayor. BOTTOM ROW: Jerry Ashmore, Tom Klein and Darryl Owens for Town Council.
Port Royal municipal election candidates are: TOP ROW (left to right): Sam Murray (incumbent), Kristina Wetzel, John Winner and Chuck Wood for mayor. BOTTOM ROW: Jerry Ashmore, Tom Klein and Darryl Owens for Town Council.

Port Royal mayoral and Town Council candidates will meet in a forum at the Port Royal Elementary School on Thursday at 6 p.m.

For mayor, Sam Murray is trying to keep his seat while facing a challenge from Chuck Wood and Kristina Wetzel. Another would-be candidate, John Winner, has withdrawn.

For council, Darryl Owens, Jerry Ashmore and incumbent Tom Klein are running for two open seats.

The debate and Nov. 3 election fall in the midst of another attempted sale of the Port of Port Royal. The future of the property is sure to be a primary topic.

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