The 2012 candidates forum has reached full participation thanks to a couple of late additions.
The candidates forum, which allows candidates to answer questions in a public venue prior to the election, had previously had 100 percent participation prior to this election, Cora Heffner said.
Heffner, Community Education director and School-To-Careers coordinator, sponsors the event along with the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce and the Winchester Sun.
The fifth candidate and only challenger running against the four incumbents in the Winchester City Commission race, Ralph Harrison, was added to the forum after it was discovered his reservation was misplaced.
The final addition, Clark County Board of Education District 5 candidate Ashley Ritchie, requested a late RSVP. The request was approved when Ritchie argued she had never received the mailed invitation to the forum.
“I have every intention of being at the forum,” Ritchie said.
Ritchie faces incumbent Deanna Wolfe while two other districts are up for grabs. Steve Graves and Dr. Beth
Griffith are looking to win the seat vacated by B.J. Swope in District 2. In District 3, incumbent Debbie Fatkin faces challenger Michael McGowan.
The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office. The forum will start with the 73rd District State Representative race with Clark County Fiscal Court Commissioner JoEllen Reed taking on incumbent Donna Mayfield.