Chamber to Host Candidate Forums at Fayetteville Public Library This Week

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The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will host a series of forums this week featuring candidates in contested local races for Arkansas State Representative and Senate in the upcoming 2022 preferential primary election. elections are approaching on May 24.

Candidate Forums will be held in the Walker Room inside the Fayetteville Public Library. The forums will begin at 2 p.m. today (May 3) and will continue until Friday, May 6. The full program is shown below.

Each forum will include a moderator asking each contestant a series of questions, and will also include questions from the audience if time permits, officials said.

Early voting in the primary is scheduled to begin May 9 and will last two weeks until May 21. A full list of early voting locations and times is here.

Polling day for the preferential, non-partisan primary judicial election is set for Tuesday, May 24. Polling stations will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. A full list of polling centers and hours of operation is available here.

For a little more information on the candidate forums, visit

State Representative Forums

Tuesday, May 3
2:00 p.m. – Discussion on the House District 18 forum with Monique Jones and Hunter Vick
3:00 p.m. – Discussion on the House District 19 forum with Richard Billingsley and Paula Irwin

Wednesday May 4
3:00 p.m. – House District 23 Forum Discussion with Kenda Moore, Byron Suggs and Jim Wilson

Senate Forums

Thursday May 5
6:30 p.m. – Senate District 29 Discussion Forum with Jim Petty and Warren Robertson.

Friday May 5
2:00 p.m. – Senate District 31 Forum Discussion with Candidates Paul Colvin, Jr., Andrew Thompson and Rep. Clint Penzo
3:00 p.m. – Senate District 35 Forum Discussion with Candidates Tyler Dees, Jeff Tennant and Rep. Gayla Hendren McKenzie


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