The Le[auth] adership Roswell Alumni Association will host its 29th candidate forum at First Baptist Church, 500 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m. The forum is co-sponsored with the Roswell Daily Record.
It will feature all area candidates running in a contested primary race. Twelve hopefuls seeking six contested positions have indicated they will be attending. They are: Fire Chief Chad Hamill, R-Hagerman, Roswell Farmer Cliff Pirtle, a Republican, both seeking the state Senate District 32 seat; Reps. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, and Bob Wooley, R-Roswell, who are competing for the state House District 66 seat; Republican judges Lisa Riley and Les Williams, who are running for the position of 5th Judicial District Court judge, Division 9; incumbent District Attorney Janetta Hicks and attorney Janet Ellis, both Republicans, who are running for district attorney in the 5th Judicial District; City Clerk Dave Kunko and Bureau of Elections Chief Stephanie De Los Santos Amaro, both Republicans, who are seeking the position of county clerk; and Robert Corn, a retired magistrate judge, and Mike Kakuska, Roswell Independent School District assistant superintendent of human resources, who are running for the only contested County Commission seat, District 4.
Candidates running for the same positions will be asked the same questions. The candidates, who are unaware of the questions ahead of time, will then direct their questions back to moderator Rick Kraft and the public. Each candidate will have three minutes for an opening, a minute and a half for each of five questions and two minutes for closing.
The primary election is June 5.