MONTICELLO, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) will host mayoral and sheriff candidate debates on Tuesday, October 18. The debates are open to the public and will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Building Auditorium on the Monticello campus. The first debate will be a Monticello Mayoral Town Hall Forum featuring the three declared candidates, Jason Akers, Bart Gregory and Joe Rogers.
Then, beginning immediately after, at 7:00 p.m., a Drew County Sheriff’s Candidates debate will proceed, featuring incumbent Democratic Sheriff Mark Gober and the challengers, the independent candidate Tim Nichols and the Republican nominee James Slaughter.
The debates are jointly sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha International Political Science Honor Society. For more information, please contact Dr. John Kyle Day at 870-460-1887 or Dr. Carol Strong at 870-460-1687.