The Paducah Chamber Power In Partnership Breakfast and Candidate Forum will be broadcast virtually on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by Paducah Bank and will broadcast live from the Commerce Center Paducah Bank Community Room.
The forum will feature candidates in the Kentucky House District 3 race and the Paducah Mayoral race. Kentucky House District 3 candidates are Republican incumbent Rep. Randy Bridges and Democratic challenger Corbin Snardon. Paducah Mayoral candidates are Commissioner Richard Abraham, George Bray and write-in candidate Dujuan Thomas. The moderator will be a news channel six representative.
Bridges represents House district 3, which covers parts of Paducah and McCracken County. He was elected to his first term as state representative in 2018.
Snarden is assistant principal at the new Paducah Innovation Hub. He also serves as a second vice-president and education chair for the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP.
Abraham has been a commissioner for multiple terms and currently serves as mayor pro-tem. Bray is a local businessman and board chair of the Barkley Regional Airport Authority. Thomas is an entrepreneur and business owner and has served in the Army National Guard for over five years.
Questions are to be submitted by Chamber members and the media prior to the event. On the day of the breakfast, the moderator will randomly select questions during the designated time allotment to be answered by the candidates. Each candidate will give opening and closing remarks.
The event is being held virtually through Zoom and will broadcast live from the Commerce Center Paducah Bank Community Room. Pre-registration is required. You may go to paducahchamber.org to register.
The virtual breakfast will be aired on WPSD 6.3 and Comcast 233, and livestreamed via the Chamber and WPSD Facebook pages.