Meet the Candidates events set

For the Troy Daily News

TROY — The Leadership Troy Alumni will be sponsoring two back-to-back Meet the Candidates evenings this month.

The first night is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 and will feature fifteen Republican candidates with opposition for the 8th Congressional District Race in the March 15 Primary Election. Those candidates invited to speak include Matthew Ashworth, Bill Beagle, Warren Davidson, Timothy Derickson, Scott George, Eric Haemmerle, Terri King, Joseph Matvey, Edward Meer, John Robbins, Matthew Smith, Jim Spurlino, Kevin White, J.D. Winteregg, and George Wooley.

The second evening, Wednesday, Feb. 24 will feature Republican candidates with opposition in the March Primary, including those for Miami County Commissioner: Richard Cultice, Gregory Simmons, Jack Evans, and Cynthia Lillicrap; for Prosecuting Attorney: Mel Kemmer and Anthony Kendell; for Sheriff of Miami County: Chris Anderson, Steven Cooper, David Duchak, and Paul Reese; as well as the Troy Schools levy.

“Two nights were scheduled due to the number of candidates running in the Primary Election,” said Steve Baker, chairman of the event. “Join us each evening and make an educated decision in the Primary Election on March 15, 2016.”

Both of these forums will be held at the Troy Junior High School gymnasium at 556 N. Adams St., Troy. Doors open at 7 p.m. The program will begin each evening promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will last 90 minutes.

Leadership Troy Alumni have been hosting the Meet the Candidate forums since 1990. Leadership Troy includes residents of the Troy area who, since 1984, have successfully completed an extensive program designed to increase the quality and quantity of men and women capable of accepting leadership roles in community organizations.