LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Tonight at 7 pm, WLAF will host its 2022 Candidate Forum at West La Follette School, 318 West Beech Street, La Follette. During the course of the evening, candidates for Campbell County Mayor, Campbell County Sheriff along with candidates for Campbell County General Sessions Judge and the Eighth Judicial Criminal Court Judge offices will debate the issues of the election. Click on the WLAF-Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint Center video player to watch the forum live.

In preparation for the forum, candidates were sent a list of six questions relevant to their races that could be asked during their section of the debate. They were also asked to confirm their attendance at the event; all invited candidates have confirmed they will be participating.

Moderators for the event will be Jim Freeman and Susan Sharp.

Due to the number of offices on the ballot school board and county commission candidates will be provided a questionnaire that will be published on WLAF at a later date.

The offices of district attorney general, public defender, county clerk, county trustee, register of deeds and circuit court clerk are invited to submit a photo and the office they are seeking to WLAF for publication.

Here is the agenda for the evening followed by the candidates who are expected to take part:

7pm- Welcome

7:10 pm- Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge

7:50 pm- Campbell County General Sessions Judge

8:30 pm- Campbell County Mayor

9:10 pm- Campbell County Sheriff

Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge:

Thomas Jackson Tabor, Jr.

Zach Walden

Graham E. Wilson

Campbell County General Sessions Judge:

Kristie Anderson

Bill Jones

Amanda H. Sammons

Campbell County Mayor:

Robert L. Higginbotham

Jack A. Lynch

E. L. Morton

Campbell County Sheriff:

Eddie Wayne Barton, II

Robbie Goins

Jami L. Hall

The WLAF 2022 Candidate Forum is made possible by:

Terry’s Pharmacy, Jacksboro Body Shop, Ideal Florist & Gifts, City of La Follette Parks & Recreation Director Johnny Byrge and Staff, Robbins Guttering, Hensley Tire & Service, Wender Furniture, Jacksboro GNC, David Bales Buick-GMC, Southern Sass Boutique, Community Trust Bank, Maynard’s Auto Parts, Grace Rehab, Gamble Motors, The Tiki Hut at Deerfield Marina, Hearthside Bank and Collectables & More. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 04/07/2022- 6AM)