Meet the candidate artWelcome to the site of the 2018 Golden Gate Candidate Forum

The Candidate forum is sponsored by the following organizations
Golden Gate Area Civic Association
NAACP of Collier County

Date: Monday July 9, 2018

Place: Golden Gate Community Center
               4701 Golden Gate Parkway
                Golden Gate Florida
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Forum Highlights: Straw Ballot Election Conducted by the Collier County Supervisor of Election

Rooms open to the public at 6:30 pm – Candidates may begin set up at 6 pm. Due to space restrictions, candidates will be allowed half of an 8 ft table.
7:00 pm
Introduction –
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation – Wynn Watkins
7:10 pm
All Candidates and who will be on the ballot (Confirmed Candidate tab on the top of the page) will be given a 2 minute speaking opportunity.
8:00 pm – School Board Candidates District 3 and 5
Questions will be taken from the floor in written form to be handed to the moderator. Candidates will have a one minute response window. Questions will be done in a rapid fire format, and not the same question to each candidate. The moderator will have the discretion to choose.

Voting will begin at 6:45 pm and go until 8:45 pm or until ballots are gone.

Guest Moderator – Rick Borman
Refreshments will be served
  • Open room setting with displays for candidates to display their campaign literature
  • Display area will be half an 8 foot table, shared with a non-competing candidate.
  • There will be no bite’n , scratchin’, or hit’n below the belt.
Voting will end promptly at 8:45
Supervisor of Elections will be able to sign people up to Vote-by-Mail ballots
For more information:
Ron Jefferson
Golden Gate Area Civic Association President
Phone 239-289-7450