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Avon Park candidate forum is set for today

AVON PARK -The Highlands County NAACP chapter and LULAC Council 7203 are holding an Avon Park candidate forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. today at the Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. Main St. All Avon Park residents are invited. The election will be held Nov. 5. Candidates running for office are Mayor Sharon Schuler, who is running for re-election. City code enforcement officer Greg "Bubba" Warner is running against her. City Councilman Parke Sutherland and Jonathan Remick are vying for a council seat .
The forum will run approximately two hours. Each candidate will give an introduction, then moderators will ask questions. The audience then will be able to ask questions, and candidates will get a chance to make a short closing statement. The groups will focus on "building a better Avon Park."