The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce announced officially today that it will host a series of public forums featuring candidates for Terrebonne Parish President, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff and Senate District 20.

The forums will take place on the following dates. Terrebonne Parish President will take place on Monday, Aug. 19. Terrebonne Parish Senate District 20 will take place Tuesday, Aug. 20. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff will take place Monday, Aug. 26.

All three forums will take place in the Fletcher Technical Community College Atrium, located on 1407 Highway 311.

Each will run from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce said in the official release announcing the forums that it's passionate about supporting community issues. The Chamber also wanted to stress that it is unbiased in candidate choices during election season.

The Chamber said the forums will be open to the public and all media outlets who wish to attend. All three forums will also be live-streamed on the Houma Chamber Facebook page.

Because of the two-hour time constraints, only panelists will be able to ask candidate questions, but the public will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration to

Questions must be sent by Aug. 12 to be considered.

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce said the forums will be fair to all candidates and confidentiality will be practiced.

All questions will be secured by the Chamber executive vice chair of the government activities committee. No member, board member or any other individual will have access to or knowledge of the questions that will be asked prior to the forums.

Every candidate in the above-listed raced is invited to participate in the forums.

Each candidate was invited and sent a request of statement answering the following:

1. "What would you like the community and constituents to know about you?"

2. "What is your campaign platform?"

All of those answers will be published in the August Issue of Focus, which is the Chamber's monthly newsletter.

FMI about the event, contact the Chamber at (985) 876-5600 or email

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