The Pottawatomie Advocates for Voter Education (PAVE) will hold its fall candidate forum Oct. 18, featuring candidates for House District 26, District Attorney and Associate District Judge.

All four candidates, Republican Dell Kerbs and Democrat Terry Hopkins in the Dist. 26 race, and Republican Allan Grubb and Democrat Adam Panter in the District Attorney’s race, have agreed to participate.

Also invited are the two candidates for Associate District Judge, Kelli McCullar and Tracy McDaniel. Because judicial guidelines prohibit them from responding to questions, they will make five-minute comments. This is a non-partisan race.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Shawnee City Hall commission chambers. It will be broadcast live on Channel 30 and streamed for desktop computers at www.ShawneeOk.org/Live. Streaming is also available for iPad users with the UStream app (search for Shawnee).

The forum will follow League of Women Voters guidelines (PAVE is a successor to the LWV chapter here). Candidates will make brief opening statements and then respond to written questions submitted by the audience before making brief closing remarks. Questions will be screened for relevance and duplication. Those attending are encouraged to prepare questions in advance if they wish, although cards will be provided for questions at the forum.

PAVE president Marilyn Bradford will moderate the Dist. 26 forum and Ronnye Sharp will moderate the District Attorney’s portion.