March 3, 2010 Alternate: Jim Woods (330) 241-5226
16th District Tea Party/9-12 Groups Host
The Republican Candidate Debates
(Canton) – All four candidates in the Republican Party primary for the 16th Congressional District have agreed to participate in the Debate scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 at GlenOak High School in Canton. The debate is being presented as a joint effort of four different Tea Party/9-12 Groups active in Ohio’s 16th Congressional.
The debate on March 9 will focus on jobs, the economy and domestic issues. A second debate is scheduled for March 25 at Wooster High School, and will focus on national defense, terrorism, international issues and core values. These locations have been chosen because the first debate is in the population center of the district, while the second debate is in the geographic center of the district. Both debates are scheduled from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm with the doors opening at 7:00pm.
“We are hosting a Republican Candidate Debate during the primary season as it is the best way for citizens to compare the different candidates, and make their own decision as to who is the best challenger for the incumbent for the 16th Congressional District,” stated Stephanie Bragg, Acting Director of New American Patriots. “We plan to host one or two debates this fall prior to the general election, with the incumbent Congressman debating against the winner of the Republican primary.”
The debates are free and open to the public. The candidates will provide additional information about themselves at tables near the auditorium. In addition the four Tea Party/9-12 groups involved in organizing the debates will also have tables to answer questions from the audience about the Tea Party movement, and how the average citizen can become more actively and effectively involved in civic participation. The organizing groups are Medina County Friends And Neighbors (MCFAN), New American Patriots (Ashland Tea Party), Stark 9.12 Patriots and Wooster 912 Project.
Noted Jim Woods of MCFAN, “All we have heard from Washington this year is how we must spend our way to prosperity, borrow our way out of debt, and transfer power over our lives to the government in order to be solve the economic crisis. I look forward to hearing some different ideas at this debate.”