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Chamber schedules public forum for mayor, school board candidates

The May 11 local election will see numerous candidates on the ballot for Friona Mayor and the FISD Board of Trustees. Two seats are open on the school board and five candidates are running. Four candidates are signed up for the mayor position.

The Friona Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a public forum on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the junior high cafeteria. Invitation letters were sent this week to all of the candidates to participate in the meeting. Each candidate will be given time to address the audience, introduce themselves, share their reasons for seeking office, and answer questions from the public.

The format for the meeting is still being developed by the Chamber. Candidates will draw numbers prior to the public forum to determine the order of appearance. Interested citizens are urged to attend to meet the candidates.

The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast prior to May 11 on WT Services channel 76 at dates and times to be determined. The Friona Star will publish the information in our printed editions and on the Friona Star Facebook page.

Candidates for Mayor of Friona are Ross Paiz, Jim Atwell, Rick White and Richard Morris, Jr. School board candidates are Ricky Barnett, Victor Guerrero, Jose Cigarroa, Jason Rector, and Becky Riethmayer.