Chamber to host candidate forums at Fayetteville Public Library this week

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The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will host a series of forums this week featuring candidates for local, contested races for Arkansas State Representative and Senate in the upcoming 2022 Preferential Primary Election. Election day is coming up on May 24.

The candidate forums will take place in the Walker Room inside the Fayetteville Public Library. The forums will begin at 2 p.m today (May 3), and run through Friday, May 6. The full schedule is listed below.

Each forum will include a moderator asking each candidate a series of questions, and will also include questions from the audience as time allows, officials said.

Early voting in the primary is set to begin on May 9, and will run for two weeks through May 21. A full list of early voting locations and hours is here.

Election day for the Preferential Primary and Non Partisan Judicial Election is set for Tuesday, May 24. Polls will open at 7:30 a.m. and stay open until 7:30 p.m. A full list of election day voting centers and hours is here.

For a bit more information about the candidate forums, visit

State Representative Forums

Tuesday, May 3
2 p.m. – House District 18 Forum Discussion with Monique Jones and Hunter Vick
3 p.m. – House District 19 Forum Discussion with Richard Billingsley and Paula Irwin

Wednesday, May 4
3 p.m. – House District 23 Forum Discussion with Kenda Moore, Byron Suggs, and Jim Wilson

Senate Forums

Thursday, May 5
6:30 p.m. – Senate District 29 Forum Discussion with Jim Petty and Warren Robertson.

Friday, May 5
2 p.m. – Senate District 31 Forum Discussion with candidates Paul Colvin, Jr., Andrew Thompson, and Representative Clint Penzo
3 p.m. – Senate District 35 Forum Discussion with candidates Tyler Dees, Jeff Tennant, and Representative Gayla Hendren McKenzie