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Oct. 10, 2002 – Upcoming candidate forums on St. Thomas or St. John are posted here.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 8:30 a.m.
Candidates for governor and delegate to Congress
Where: Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
All parents and interested public are invited to attend the first of two "2002 Meet the Candidates" forums at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 6 to 9 p.m.
Candidates for the Legislature
Where: Antilles School Marin Center
One in a series of American Association of Retired Persons Issues Forums, the forum will be televised by TV2. The forums will have a moderator and a panel of four AARP volunteers will question candidates on specific issues. Audience members will then have an opportunity to submit written questions to the candidates.
The forums will start on time and the candidates will adhere to the time limits and topics.
Among issues the panel will raise: GERS unfounded liabilities, health care system improvements, Medicaid cap, long-term health care, Tobacco Settlement Funds, public transportation, homeowners insurance, environmental monitoring and protection.
The V.I. Toastmasters Club 4040U will assist in this forum.
Saturday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium
Hugo Dennis, president of Advocates for the Preservation of the Retirement System, invites the public to its first public political senatorial forum. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the forum, for an informal visit with the candidates.
APRS invites all incumbent senators and aspirants to participate in this forum, to let V.I. people know specifically about issues to protect the future of government retirees and senior citizens.
The press release notes that 15 percent of registered voters in the St. Thomas-St. John District are government retirees.
Telephone 777-7030 or fax 714-0909 or email aprs@yahoo.com for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 8:30 a.m.
Candidates for seats in the 25th Legislature
Where: Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
All parents and interested public are invited to attend the second of two "2002 Meet the Candidates" forums at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 6 p.m.
Candidates for governor
Where: Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort
Joe Aubain, executive director of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber has invited the gubernatorial candidates to participate in a forum on Oct. 23. The event is open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 24 6 p.m.
Candidates for lieutenant governor
Where: Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort
Joe Aubain, executive director of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber has invited the candidates for lieutenant governor to participate in a forum on Oct. 24. The event is open to the public.
Monday, Oct. 28 7-9 p.m.
Candidates for governor
Where: Mark Marin Center, Antilles School
A gubernatorial forum sponsored by Rotary I, Rotary II, St. John and Inner Wheel is set for Oct. 28. The Mark Marin Center can hold 1,600 people.
Radio One is covering the event live, and by Oct. 9, organizers had received confirmation from six of the candidates.
The format will vary from other forums that have been held, said a release. Organizers will contact several community groups with strong backgrounds on key issues and invite them to submit questions in advance. A final selection of questions will be made and presented to the candidates by moderator Jamilla Harris.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 6 to 9 p.m.
Candidates for the Legislature
Where: Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium
One in a series of American Association of Retired Persons Issues Forums, the forum will be televised by TV2. The forums will have a moderator and a panel of four AARP volunteers will question candidates on specific issues. Audience members will then have an opportunity to submit written questions to the candidates.
The forums will start on time and the candidates will adhere to the time limits and topics.
Among issues the panel will raise: GERS unfounded liabilities, health care system improvements, Medicaid cap, long-term health care, Tobacco Settlement Funds, public transportation, homeowners insurance, environmental monitoring and protection.

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Oct. 10, 2002 - Upcoming candidate forums on St. Thomas or St. John are posted here.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 8:30 a.m.
Candidates for governor and delegate to Congress
Where: Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
All parents and interested public are invited to attend the first of two "2002 Meet the Candidates" forums at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 6 to 9 p.m.
Candidates for the Legislature
Where: Antilles School Marin Center
One in a series of American Association of Retired Persons Issues Forums, the forum will be televised by TV2. The forums will have a moderator and a panel of four AARP volunteers will question candidates on specific issues. Audience members will then have an opportunity to submit written questions to the candidates.
The forums will start on time and the candidates will adhere to the time limits and topics.
Among issues the panel will raise: GERS unfounded liabilities, health care system improvements, Medicaid cap, long-term health care, Tobacco Settlement Funds, public transportation, homeowners insurance, environmental monitoring and protection.
The V.I. Toastmasters Club 4040U will assist in this forum.
Saturday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium
Hugo Dennis, president of Advocates for the Preservation of the Retirement System, invites the public to its first public political senatorial forum. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the forum, for an informal visit with the candidates.
APRS invites all incumbent senators and aspirants to participate in this forum, to let V.I. people know specifically about issues to protect the future of government retirees and senior citizens.
The press release notes that 15 percent of registered voters in the St. Thomas-St. John District are government retirees.
Telephone 777-7030 or fax 714-0909 or email aprs@yahoo.com for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 8:30 a.m.
Candidates for seats in the 25th Legislature
Where: Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.
All parents and interested public are invited to attend the second of two "2002 Meet the Candidates" forums at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 6 p.m.
Candidates for governor
Where: Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort
Joe Aubain, executive director of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber has invited the gubernatorial candidates to participate in a forum on Oct. 23. The event is open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 24 6 p.m.
Candidates for lieutenant governor
Where: Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort
Joe Aubain, executive director of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber has invited the candidates for lieutenant governor to participate in a forum on Oct. 24. The event is open to the public.
Monday, Oct. 28 7-9 p.m.
Candidates for governor
Where: Mark Marin Center, Antilles School
A gubernatorial forum sponsored by Rotary I, Rotary II, St. John and Inner Wheel is set for Oct. 28. The Mark Marin Center can hold 1,600 people.
Radio One is covering the event live, and by Oct. 9, organizers had received confirmation from six of the candidates.
The format will vary from other forums that have been held, said a release. Organizers will contact several community groups with strong backgrounds on key issues and invite them to submit questions in advance. A final selection of questions will be made and presented to the candidates by moderator Jamilla Harris.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 6 to 9 p.m.
Candidates for the Legislature
Where: Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium
One in a series of American Association of Retired Persons Issues Forums, the forum will be televised by TV2. The forums will have a moderator and a panel of four AARP volunteers will question candidates on specific issues. Audience members will then have an opportunity to submit written questions to the candidates.
The forums will start on time and the candidates will adhere to the time limits and topics.
Among issues the panel will raise: GERS unfounded liabilities, health care system improvements, Medicaid cap, long-term health care, Tobacco Settlement Funds, public transportation, homeowners insurance, environmental monitoring and protection.