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Bloomsburg Town Council Candidates to Share Views at Public Forum

Candidates for Bloomsburg Town Council will share their views during an upcoming candidate forum being co-hosted by Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. and Bloomsburg University’s American Democracy Project. The five candidates that received the most votes in the primary are being invited to participate. The forum will be held Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the McCormick Center for Human Services on the B.U. campus, room 1303.

Incumbents Bonnie Crawford (D) and James Garman (D) along with challengers Eric Bower (R), Nicholas McGaw (D), and Janine Penman (R) are vying for three seats. 

The Mayor’s seat will also be on the November ballot but Council member Justin Hummel received more votes on both the Republican and Democratic tickets in the primary than incumbent Mayor Bill Kreisher. Those two candidates participated in a forum in the Spring. Audio from that event is available at

The format will be a modified debate. Each candidate will be presented with the same questions in rotating order with a set amount of time for each response. A limited number of questions from the in-person audience will also be presented. Candidates will also be given two minutes for closing remarks. 

The public is invited to attend the event, which will also be streamed on the Chamber of Commerce’s YouTube channel.  Parking will be available immediately behind the McCormick Center

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