Details on Thursday’s Environmental Forum for Gubernatorial Candidates

Here’s a reminder that seven Democratic candidates for governor, along with Green Party nominee Ian Schlakman, will be participating in a forum on the environment and public health Thursday evening in Baltimore. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) was also invited to attend. Maryland Matters, along with the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club’s Maryland chapter are co-sponsoring the event. Due to high demand, there will be seats if needed but it is a standing room only event. There is a waiting list to get in so it will be first come,  first served. The event is at Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 East 30th Street in Baltimore. If you are unable to make it, don’t despair: The forum can be viewed live on Facebook, here: You don’t even need to have a Facebook account to view it. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be food truck by Dizzy Cow pizza and a cash bar available. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. with all candidates speaking with an opening statement. The moderator, Josh Kurtz of Maryland Matters, will be reading pre-submitted questions to the eight candidates with a timed response. There will be no questions from the audience. If you are attending, please enter the brewery through the side door, not the beer garden, so organizers can get an accurate number of attendees. Bring along a printed form of your ticket. Parking: There is parking beside the beer garden but it will fill up quickly. Please carpool if possible and overflow parking is available on the street of the neighborhood. There is also a paid parking lot at 3201 Barclay St. Parking that is a short five-minute walk away.  

Josh Kurtz
Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.


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