The two remaining candidates in the State House District 21 runoff election will explain their views during a debate to be held in Canton later this month.
Scot Turner and Brian Laurens will be at the Holly Springs Train Depot in Holly Springs on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of a debate hosted by the Cherokee County Republican Party. According to the debate's Facebook page, the candidates are expected to, "discuss and debate the issues that matter to the Cherokee voters."
Anyone wishing to submit questions to be asked during the debate is welcome to do so, provided they e-mail their questions to email@example.com before 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.
Turner and Laurens were the two biggest vote-getters in the Jan. 8 special election, but neither candidate earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to claim victory. A runoff election will be held on Feb. 5 to determine which of the two men will represent District 21 in the State House of Representatives.
Due to the runoff election, District 21 will be unrepresented in the State House for some weeks after the assembly is sworn in. Brandon Beach will represent District 21 in the State Senate following his defeat of Sean Jerguson in the Jan. 8 election.
Jerguson, the previous representative of House District 21, resigned his seat in December to contest the Senate seat vacated by Chip Rogers, who had resigned abruptly shortly after winning re-election to the post.