Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle and Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum announced yesterday they have agreed to a series of four town hall meetings in the 24th Congressional District. The town hall meetings will be held without Democratic challenger Dan Maffei.
The first public meeting tomorrow night in Oswego County.
Maffei declined Buerkle's invitation to participate in the town hall meetings last month calling the congresswoman's proposal nothing more than a "political scheme."
All three candidates have agreed to at least two televised debates that carried the Syracuse broadcast TV stations.
Buerkle and Rozum have also accepted an invitation for a debate proposed by cable news station YNN, but Maffei has raised objections about the proposed open format.
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DAN MAFFEI TO SPEAK TO AUBURN ROTARY CLUB
Dan Maffei, candidate for the 24th Congressional District, will be the guest speaker of the Auburn Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 30, at the Holiday Inn in Auburn. The meeting is from 11:45 am to 1 pm.
Maffei is running against Ann Marie Buerkle in the hotly contested congressional election. Buerkle spoke to the Auburn Rotary Club on August 7th.
Maffei’s speech is open to the public. For those interested in attending call Ed Helinski of the Auburn Rotary club at 664-3103. Lunch is optional but those wanting to order lunch, the charge is $11 per person.
Deadline for the area public to RSVP is Friday, October 26.