Five candidates vying for three seats on the Belmont City Council will participate in a forum at TechWorks of Gaston County in Belmont on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the forum, and MACC President Ted Hall will be the moderator. The Gaston Gazette and the Banner News also are sponsors of the forum.
The event will begin with refreshments and a “Meet the Candidates” reception at 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin at 7 o’clock. TechWorks is at 52A Ervin Street in Belmont.
All five candidates have confirmed plans to participate. They are Ron Foulk, Claudina Ghianni-Toole, Jim Hefferan, Marc Seelinger and Martha Stowe. Ron Foulk and Martha Stowe now serve on the Belmont City Council and are seeking re-election. Current Council member Doug Gadd did not file for re-election.
A sixth candidate, Danny Hayward, filed for the race, but withdrew when an unforeseen job change required him to relocate.
At the forum, candidates will present opening and closing statements and respond to questions posed by the moderator. All candidates will have an opportunity to respond to all questions.