Lawrence County GOP Announces 2020 Candidate Forum on April 16th

(MITCHELL) – The Lawrence County GOP is excited to announce a 2020 Candidate Forum leading up to the May 5th Primary Election on April 16th at the Mitchell Opera House.

Those participating in the event include the following candidates:

  • Lawrence County Superior Court II – Bob Cline and Kirsten Collier
  • Commissioner District 3 – Gene McCracken and Wally Branham
  • Auditor – Penny Cobb, Jessica Staggs, and Paula Stewart
  • Treasurer – Jody Edwards and Rebecca McCracken
  • Council At-Large – Rick Butterfield, Julie Blackwell Chase, Jim Edwards, Robert Herr, Gerald “Jerry” Hill, James Howell, Morgan W. Lee, Julie Johnson Hewetson, Bill Matthews

The candidates’ social will be from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Krystal Shetler, a reporter for the Times Mail newspaper, and Sean Duncan, radio personality of Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK, will moderate a question and answer session beginning at 5:30 p.m.

If you can not attend, the Star Station will be filming the event and it will be broadcast and streamed on

Tickets will be sold in advance of each forum for $5 each. All proceeds will benefit the Safe Haven Baby Box of Mitchell. Please contact the candidates individually or email for tickets.