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Chamber of Commerce to host 2024 election candidate forums
effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Special to the Herald

Effingham County-- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2024 General and Primary Election Candidate Forums in partnership with Kinetic by Windstream. These forums, designed to promote civic engagement and informed decision-making, will provide an opportunity for voters to interact with candidates vying for various offices crucial to the future of Effingham County.

Scheduled to take place at the historic Mars Theatre beginning at 5 p.m. on April 17 and 18, the candidate forums will cover a range of races, including School Board, Board of Commissioners, District Attorney, Tax Commissioner, Probate Judge, and Clerk of Court.

Independently moderated by a representative from the Effingham Herald and open to the public, these forums will allow candidates to articulate their platforms and voters to assess their qualifications and positions on key issues.

"We are proud to partner with Kinetic by Windstream and the Mars Theatre in hosting these critical forums," said Susan Kraut, CEO of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. "As stewards of our community's economic prosperity, we recognize the importance of informed decision-making in shaping the future of Effingham County."

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In keeping with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's commitment to promoting a pro-business environment and sustained economic prosperity, all candidates were provided with questionnaires, the answers for which will be available at the forums. These questions have been carefully crafted with the greater business community in mind, addressing issues such as economic development, small business, education, and infrastructure. They aim to give voters valuable insights into the candidates' positions and priorities.

"We believe that an informed electorate is essential to the success of our community," added Kraut. "By hosting these forums, we empower voters to make educated choices that will impact Effingham County for years to come."

All community members are invited to attend the 2024 Candidate Forums at the Mars Theater on April 17 and 18. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the forums will begin at 5 p.m. For more information, visit or contact the Effingham County Chamber at 912.754.3301.