The Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Missouri Extension of Camden County and the Lake Sun will host two candidate forums for contested races on the August 7 primary ballot.

The Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Missouri Extension of Camden County and the Lake Sun will host two candidate forums for contested races on the August 7 primary ballot. 

Join the chamber, extension and the Lake Sun on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2, at the Camdenton High School RC Worthan Auditorium to meet candidates running in contested races in Camden County for state senate, representatives, and county-wide offices. 

On Tuesday, July 31, candidates for the State Senate seat in District 16, State Representative in District 123 and District 124 will be invited to participate. Those candidates include for the senate seat Justin Dan Brown, Ryan Dillon, Diane Franklin and Keith Frederick. For representative candidates in District 123 are Suzie Pollock, Wes Powell, Joe Register, Nathan Williams and Thomas Wyatt. For District 124 candidates are Steve Dakopolos and incumbent Rocky Miller.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with candidates taking questions from the moderators.

On Thursday, August 2,  a forum for candidates in contested races for Camden County Presiding Commissioner, County Clerk, Circuit Clerk and Recorder will be held. The presiding commissioner race includes Shari Gaddy, incumbent Greg Hasty, Marshall Peterson, James ReRicha. County clerk candidates are Ernest Calvert, James O’Brien and incumbent Rowland Todd, Circuit clerk candidates are Joanne Bodziony, incumbent Jo McElwee and Melissa Mackay. For recorder candidates are Bernie Mowinski and incumbent Donnie Snelling. 

For each forum, candidates will be invited to make a short opening statement and all candidates for each race will be asked the same questions and required to provide answers within a time limit. 

All forums will end promptly at 8 pm.  

Moderators for the forums are Marvin Schulteis, instructor from Columbia College and former Columbia College instructor Jim Pasley.