Meet the candidates running for Cumberland County Commissioner and for the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
7:00 p.m. – Commissioner Candidates’ Forum
8:00 p.m. – Court of Common Pleas Candidates’ Forum
A meet and greet with all candidates will be held following the last forum.
Commissioner Candidates’ Forum – 7 p.m.
All three Cumberland County Commissioners seats are up for re-election this November. The primary election will be held on May 19, 2015 and the top two candidates from each party will be put on the ballot for the November election. The seven candidates running for County Commissioner are Barb Cross (R), Vince DiFilippo (R), Gary Eichelberger (R), Dashell Fittry (D), Jim Hertzler (D), Rick Rovegno (D) and Rick Schin (R). This forum will start with each candidate giving a brief introductory statement followed by rebuttals, followed by two written submitted questions from the public. Michelle Crowley, president and CEO of the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce will moderate and read the questions selected for this part of the program.
Court of Common Pleas Candidates’ Forum – 8 p.m.
The one open seat is available due to President Judge Kevin A. Hess retiring. The candidates are Jessica Brewbaker, Lisa Grayson, Carrie Hyams, Rob Kline, Matt Smith, and Michael Whare. The format will include brief introductory statements from each judicial candidate followed rebuttals, followed by two written submitted questions from the public. Tony DeLuca, chairman of the Cumberland County Bar Foundation, will serve as moderator and will read the questions selected.
This joint event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland County Bar Foundation in partnership with the Cumberland County Bar Association, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Carlisle YWCA, Carlisle Young Professionals and The Sentinel.