Primary Candidate Forum

On Wednesday, April 16, NW PA Pride Alliance and other co-sponsoring groups presented a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM at First Niagara Bank Community Room, 27 people attended, including candidates Thomas Tarantella (US Congress PA-3 - D), Michael T Muha (PA State Senate 50 - D), Flo Fabrizio (P State House 2 D-Incumbent), Curt Smith (PA State House 4 - D), Juanita Shutsa (PA State House 6 - D) and Wayne Hanson (PA State House 17 - D,) Additionally, Rob McCord (PA Governor - D) sent Jordan and Graham and Ryan Bizzarro (PA State House 3 - D-Incumbent) sent Linda McCabe. There was also coverage by both local TV news crews.

Co-sponsoring organizations included NW PA Pride Alliance, Erie Gay News, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, LBT Women of Erie, Marriage Equality for PA, NW PA NOW, Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition, Persad Center, PFLAG of Erie & Crawford Counties, and TransFamily of Erie Support Group.

Special thanks go out to board members Kelly Kidd for moderating, Alex Sphon for introductions and securing the site, Daniel Thomas for registration, Season Crannell for providing refreshments, and Matthew Robison for photography. Additional thanks to Erie Gay News co-editor Deb Spilko for photography.

The Fall General Election Candidate Forum will be Thursday, October 2.


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