New Mexico’s free market think tank, the Rio Grande Foundation, is hosting a candidate forum for all current candidates – of both parties – for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional Seat (currently held by Ben Ray Lujan).*
The forum will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Jemez rooms of the Conference Center at Santa Fe Community College. The College is located at 6401 S. Richards Avenue, in Santa Fe. Admission is $5 payable at the door. Those who want to attend can send us an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, due to rules associated with this facility, no food or drinks will be available, but vending machines are available on-site.
This is not a formal debate format, rather it is an informal question and answer discussion that will allow average citizens, regardless of party affiliation, to “kick the tires” and find out more about the candidates who have declared for New Mexico’s highest offices. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions that help attendees determine each candidate’s stances on the issues and observe how they interact with the crowd.
The discussion will be moderated by Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing. The event will be filmed by the Rio Grande Foundation with footage posted at: www.riograndefoundation.org. Media are encouraged to attend and cover the event.