Gettysburg Area School Board Candidate Forum May 6

A public forum to introduce the candidates for the Gettysburg Area School Board (GASB) will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Valentine Hall Auditorium at 7:00 pm. There are ten candidates on the ballot, but only five open seats on the GASB. The Primary Election which occurs on May 19 could determine the general election in November, since all the current candidates have cross-filed to appear on both the Republican and Democratic Primary ballots. The top five vote-getters from each Party’s Primary will be placed on the November ballot.

All ten candidates were invited to participate in the forum, including Cynthia Birdwell, Keith Bruck, David Green, Jim Henderson, Kathryn Hewitt, William Hewitt, Stuart Kravits, Paul Plank, Bud Vance, and Carlos Wampler.

Alex Hayes will moderate and select questions

While the event is sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Democracy for America, we are pleased that Alex Hayes, Managing Editor of the Gettysburg Times, has agreed to moderate the event. Hayes will be responsible for formulating the questions to the panel, but audience members may submit questions in writing for consideration, either before May 6 or before the Q&A. Early submissions should be sent to DFA Chair Elaine Jones at, who will help to screen for duplication and pass on the questions to Mr. Hayes.

Post Forum Election

The Primary Election is May 19, but May 6 is also the Annual Meeting of the Gettysburg Area Democracy for America. Immediately following the candidate forum, DFA members will be ask to reconvene in the Seminary Cafe to elect Officers and Steering Committee for 2015-16. A slate will be presented from the Nominating Committee, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted.


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