Three men seeking the Bulloch County Sheriff’s seat will meet Tuesday for a debate, giving voters a chance to find out what they each plan to do if elected.
Incumbent Sheriff Lynn Anderson is challenged by two former Georgia State Patrol troopers; Tommy Sisson and Keith Howard.
All three appear on the General Primary Election Republican ballot. Because there are no sheriff’s candidates on the Democratic ballot, the winner of the July 31 primary – or the Aug. 21 runoff if no candidate wins a majority of the votes – will likely occupy the sheriff’s office for the next term barring a significant write-in campaign.
The public is invited to speak face to face with Anderson, Howard and Sisson about any issues, or just meet the candidates, during a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby, with the forum to follow at 7 p.m. in the Joe Kennedy Auditorium, in Ogeechee Technical College’s main administration building.
Co-sponsored by the Statesboro Herald and Ogeechee Tech, the forum will be streamed live on statesborherald.com beginning at 7 p.m., Herald Operations Manager Jim Healy said.
The forum will be moderated by Statesboro Herald President Joe McGlamery.
“Candidates will be given two minutes each to introduce themselves and then be asked up to 10 questions relating to their candidacy and issues in the county, alternating in order of who answered a question first,” Healy said. “Candidates will have up to two minutes to respond to each question.”
Questions will come from the Herald and from the audience. People in attendance are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to answer. Questions may be written upon index cards, which will be provided, and collected by the moderator.
Candidates will be given two minutes each to make a closing statement, Healy said.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.