Indian River Tea Party, Vero Beach High to host candidate forum Oct. 14

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Indian River Tea Party, in conjunction with the Vero Beach High School Government classes, will be hosting a Vero Beach City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the VBHS Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach. Seating capacity in the auditorium is 1,000, so there will be plenty of seats for everyone and reservations are not required.

All seven of the City Council candidates have accepted invitations to participate in the forum, which will be moderated by a representative of the Indian River Tea Party. After introductions, the moderator will ask the same question of each candidate. Each candidate will then have an opportunity to ask another candidate a question. Questions will then be taken from members of the audience.

“Attendance at this meeting is important not only for citizens living within the Vero Beach city limits who can vote in this election, but county resident whose homes or businesses are located within the franchise zone,” commented Karl Zimmermann, one of the tea party committee members organizing the event. “Our entire community is affected by what happens within the city limits,” he added.

The Indian River Tea Party is an entity formed by local residents as part of a growing grassroots, nationwide movement. Their core tenants are limited government, fiscal responsibility, and a free market system. For more information about the organization and the candidate forum, visit

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