PEORIA NAACP TO HOST CANDIDATE FORUM FOR MAYORAL, TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR RACES

January 27, 2017

National Association for the Advancement of

Colored People, Peoria Branch

Contact Person: Marvin Hightower, President

Email: hmarvin864@gmail.com

Phone: 614-309-8752

PEORIA NAACP TO HOST CANDIDATE FORUM FOR MAYORAL, TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR RACES

The Peoria NAACP will host a candidate forum for the City of Peoria mayoral and Peoria Township supervisor races at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Ward Chapel AME Church, located at 511 N. Richard Allen Drive in Peoria.

In the mayoral race, incumbent Jim Ardis is challenged by G. Marie Kennell and Couri Thomas.

The following are running for Township Supervisor: Democrats Frank Abdnour, Harvey Burnett, Evonne Fleming, Clyde Gulley Jr., and Samuel Joseph, and Republicans Michael Aiello and Daniel Sullivan.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Jan. 31. Individuals can register online, confirm registration status or obtain additional information on registration, on the Peoria County Election Commission Web site at http://www.peoriaelections.org/register-to-vote.

Early voting for the 2017 Primary Election is Thursday, Jan., 19 through Monday, Feb. 27 in the Election Commission Office, 542 SW Adams in Peoria and Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25 at Illinois Central College – North Campus, 5407 N. University Street in Peoria. Information on early voting may be found at http://www.peoriaelections.org/early-voting.