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      Candidates gather as July primary approaches

      Candidates spoke to the public prior to the July 31st primary.

      Candidates for the July 31st primary flocked to the Albany Police Department, for a town hall meeting held specifically for them.City commissioner, Jon Howard, has been holding meeting like these for quite a while, "Prior to any election for the past 17 years I've always invited candidates to come out to give there platform, their vision, why their running, and really to give them a chance just to meet the voters."

      Listed below are the 11 candidates that spoke about their platforms and why they deserve your vote:

      State Representative, District 153 -Carol Fullerton -Maurlean EdwardsDougherty County Commission, District 3 -Louise Primrose -Clinton JohnsonDougherty County School Board, At-Large -Anita Williams Brown -Lane PriceState Court Judge -Victoria Darrisaw -Christopher WarrenDougherty County Coroner -Emma Quimbley -Michael FowelerUS Congress -Rick Allen

      If you're planning on voting in the July primary but have not yet registered you have until July 2nd to do so.