Forums planned for District 97 House candidates

Two local political organizations have scheduled forums this month for candidates seeking the District 97 state House seat.

The seat is open as incumbent Rep. Walt Bivins, R-Oakville, cannot run again due to term limits.

A Republican District 97 candidate forum, sponsored by the Tesson Ferry Republican Club, is scheduled for 7 p.m. today — May 13 — at the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Road.

Republican District 97 candidates are Chris Brown, Gary Fuhr, Jerry Little and William “Bill” Zobrist.

The Tesson Ferry Democratic Organization will sponsor a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Quail Creek Golf Club, 6022 Wells Road, near the Kennedy Recreation Complex in Concord.

Democratic District 97 candidates are Jim Barrett, Jan Polizzi and Rudy Pulido.