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Hattiesburg AARP hosts candidate forum

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than a dozen candidates running for office in the upcoming November 8 elections spoke about their platforms to a gathering of the Hub City chapter of the American Association of Retired  Persons Tuesday.

Candidates for attorney general, public service commissioner and transportation commissioner joined others running for local Senate and House races in a candidate forum at the Sigler Center.

Hattiesburg's AARP Chapter 475 co-sponsored the event.

Organizers say their goal was to get to know these candidates a little bit better.

"They have a lot of power and we need to know they are representing the people of Mississippi, their best interests," said Mark Girard, president of Hattiesburg's AARP Chapter 475. "If we know them, and if we can call them, talk with them, let them know what we're concerned about, we feel that it's better for everybody in the State," Girard said.

The Pine Belt Chapter of the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees also sponsored the forum.

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