NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The HeadlineSurfer.com Public Candidate Debates will continue with a new session at the Brannon Center on July 28, with vetting for two New Smyrna Beach city races as well as two seats on the Volusia County Council.
The debates will be held 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, on the last Monday of the month.
Citizens attending will be allowed to ask questions of the candidates as well. Joining the moderator, Publisher Henry Frederick, in asking questions of the candidates will be chief political blogger Dana Swanson as well as a representative of Volusia Tax Reform.
The debates will be videotaped and posted on HeadlineSurfer.com as well as on YouTube. They will also be available in the major search engines through key word searches "public candidate debates" new smyrna beach" and "2014."
Here is the schedule:
-- 5:30-7 p.m. -- Open Mic.
Candidates for public offices throughout Violusia County will be welcomed to the microphone to speak about issues in their race. Each candidate will have between 5-15 minutes in a one-on-one interview with the moderator in front of the citizens attending and the internet newspaper's video camera.
10 minute break
7:15-8:30 p.m. County Council District 3 Challengers Justin Kennedy and David Machuga and incumbent Deb Denys will debate the issues.