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2005 CARY CANDIDATE FORUM TAPES TOMORROW
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CARY, NC –Candidates for the Cary Town Council and Wake County School Board will gather throughout the day tomorrow for the taping of the 2005 Cary Community Candidate Forum—the first and only forum for candidates for local office sponsored by a Triangle local government and the only forum for local offices to be aired this year on Cary TV 11.* The forum is sponsored by the Town of Cary and managed by the League of Women Voters of Wake County.
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Candidates for open seats on the Cary Town Council and Wake County School Board that represent Cary have been invited to participate in the Cary forum, which will be taped in the Cary Town Council Chambers on Wednesday, September 14th according to the following schedule:
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8:00 a.m. – School Board District 2
9:30 a.m. – School Board District 7
11:00 a.m. – School Board District 9

1:30 p.m. – Town Council District A
3:00 p.m. – Town Council District C
4:30 p.m. – Town Council At-Large
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Segments lasting about 75 minutes will be comprised of opening remarks from candidates followed by the traditional forum question and answer period during which a League moderator will read aloud questions from Cary citizens.* Each segment will end with brief closing remarks by the candidates. *The taping is open to the public.
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After all the segments are taped, they will be edited into several renditions, including one large “mega forum” program as well as smaller programs such as one on Council races to be shown daily on Cary TV 11 beginning September 22. The forum will also be available on the Town’s Web site. *If runoffs occur, the second round of forum segment tapings will be held in the Town Council Chambers on October 20th, times to be announced later.
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The idea of the Town’s hosting a forum dates back to the fall of 2001 when a record number of candidate forums sponsored by special interest groups were cablecast on the Town’s government access channel, Cary TV 11.* Benefits of this approach include:

- Allowing for increased community focus and involvement
- Eliminating the issue of candidate endorsements
-*Providing a better product for viewers
-*Reducing the amount of time candidates and Town staff spend in forums
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For more, see Cary Community Candidate Forum at www.townofcary.org.
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PRIMARY CONTACTS: Susan Moran, Public Information Officer, (919) 460-4951
Marian Lewin, LWV Chair of Voters Service Committee, (919) 845-0064
Bill Coleman, Town Manager, (919) 469-4002
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