Candidates' Forum Set for Friday

Friday, April 23, 2010

The University of West Georgia will hold a forum on Friday, April 23, to discuss the state’s water issues, highlighted by a debate among the candidates for Georgia governor from both major parties.

The forum, “Legal and Operational Challenges to Water Conservation,” will feature discussions by water experts from across the region and nation, and will include a luncheon provided by the conference.

The event will conclude with the gubernatorial candidates sharing their ideas for conservation and management of Georgia’s water resources – a key issue to be faced by the next governor.

Candidates who have confirmed their participation include Republicans Jeff Chapman, Nathan Deal, Eric Johnson, Ray McBerry, John Oxendine and Austin Scott and Democrats Thurbert Baker, Carl Camon, DuBose Porter and David Poythress.

The candidates’ forum will be moderated by Fox 5 Atlanta TV news anchor Deidra Dukes and will begin at 7 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum.

All events are open to the public.

Members of the media who wish to cover the events can contact Rob Douthit, UWG’s director of media relations, at 678-839-5495 or For more information, visit