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House District 120 candidates to debate online

Western North Carolina voters are invited to participate in the first-ever online candidate forum featuring two candidates who are running to represent House District 120 in the North Carolina General Assembly:  Karl Gillespie (R) of Franklin and Susan Landis (D) of Murphy.

The forum will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. This online candidate forum is co-sponsored by the Public Policy Network of western North Carolina and north Georgia (PPN), in concert with Mountain True and the Hinton Center. Emcee for this event is Hayesville’s own Harry Baughn, host of “Mountain Mornings” on WJRB 95.1 and WJUL 97.7 radio stations.

Candidates will have the opportunity to share their views on many issues that are critical to the voters in District 120, including access to health care; financial security (jobs, affordable housing and economic development), and the environment. 

Please plan to join the forum via Zoom to hear these candidates make their case for why they would be the best choice to represent the residents of western NC in the House of Representatives. 

The ZOOM Log-In information for the NC House District 120 Candidate Forum will be posted on both the PPN and Mountain True websites  ( or ( on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22.