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Hockessin Community News
  • Area civic associations to host 2014 local candidate's debate in Hockessin

  • Featuring candidates from the 22nd state representative district and third district county council races
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  • The Civic League for New Castle County, the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association, along with the Pike Creek Valley Civic League, are hosting a candidates' debate on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Hockessin Memorial Hall at 6:30 p.m. 
    This year, there are two races that are of interest to residents the greater Hockessin and Pike Creek areas of New Castle County.
    These are the County Council 3rd District with Incumbent Janet Kilpatrick (R) and primary challenger Michael Protack (R).
    We also have the State Representative 22nd District with Incumbent Joe Miro (R) and primary challenger, Michael Smith (R) of which the winner will face John MacKenzie (D) and Steve Newton (L) in the November General Election.
    For the 22nd representative race, we are inviting the declared and filed candidates for the Democrat and Libertarian Parties to participate alongside the Republican primary candidates.
    The Civic League for New Castle County (CLNCC) and the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA), along with the Pike Creek Valley Civic League (PCVCL) are sponsoring and hosting a debate on Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. to take place at the Hockessin Memorial Fire Hall located in downtown Hockessin on Lancaster Pike and Yorklyn Road.
    We will have prepared questions available for the candidates and will be taking questions submitted in writing, from the floor, time permitting that evening that are submitted to the moderator panel.
    The debate will be moderated by the Hockessin Community News editor Ben Mace. The basic format will be as follows:
    6:30 - 7:35 p.m.: 22nd State Representative District
    • Opening Comments/Statement - 3 minutes each
    • Question & Answer Session - 40-45 minutes
    • Candidate's Closing Statement - 3 minutes each
     7:40 - 8:30 p.m.: 3rd County Council District
    • Opening Comments/Statement - 3 minutes each
    • Question & Answer Session - 30-35 minutes
    • Candidate's Closing Statement - 3 minutes each
    There will be strict adherence to time limits so as to keep things moving along smoothly and to afford all candidates equal time to speak and address questions. We believe in civility and courtesy and in having a productive, educational and informative debates.

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