(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The two candidates in what may be one of the tightest races for an Indiana House of Representatives seat have been invited to a series of town hall forums in October.
Bob Bischoff (left) and Jud McMillin will
be pitted against one another on the
Nov. 2 ballot in Indiana House District
Bischoff is seeking his 16th term in the Indiana House representing House District 68. He narrowly defeated McMillin, then a newcomer, in 2008 by just 498 votes, or less than one person of all 27,196 votes cast.
A press release sent out Saturday by McMillin’s campaign said the two sides have been formally invited to participate in five town halls across the district on the following dates:
-October 12, 7:00 p.m. Senior Center, Vevay, Ind.
-October 16, 7:00 p.m. Dearborn Adult Center, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
-October 20, 7:00 p.m. The Reservation Restaurant, Milan, Ind.
-October 26, 7:00 p.m. Oak Forest Church of Christ , Brookville, Ind.
-October 27, 7:00 p.m. Rising Sun Senior Center, Rising Sun, Ind.
Participation in the forums organized by the Franklin County Tea Party has not been agreed to by Bischoff, said Bischoff campaign manager Kevin Mealy. He added that the dates have not been discussed and did not know if Bischoff would be available.
McMillin, an attorney from Brookville, and Bischoff have already met face-to-face a handful of times leading up to the election – those include a town hall organized by Dearborn County tea party group We the Hoosiers, another by the Southeast Political Action Committee, and a pre-primary election debate hosted by the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce.