State, Jackson commission candidates square off

A candidate forum will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Jackson County Public Library.

Candidates attending are: Republican Jim Davis and Democrat John Snow, candidates for the N.C. Senate’s 50th District; Republican Mike Clampitt and Democrat Joe Sam Queen, candidates for the N.C. House’s 119th District; and Republican Marty Jones and Democrat Mark Jones, candidates for Jackson County commissioner. Candidates for the U.S House, Republican Mark Meadows and Democrat Hayden Rogers, could not attend because of a conflict.

Forum sponsors include Macon County League of Women Voters, Canary Coalition, OccupyWNC and Smoky Mountain News. Audience members will be able to submit questions as they arrive.

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