Orange TV televising the debates – Meet the 2008 Candidates

Meet the 2008 Candidates

Election time is here and from now until August 26, Orange TV will broadcast the debates for the upcoming primary election.
This Friday, August 8th at 8 pm is the United States House of Representatives District 8 Candidates Forum recorded live at Howard Middle School followed by the Orange County School Board Candiates Forum recorded at the Orlando Repertory Theatre at 10 pm.
This block of debates will re-air again on Sunday, August 10th at 8 am and 8 pm and again on Wedensday, August at 13th at 8 am. Additional Airtimes TBD.
Orange TV will also be on location at Barry University August 12th and 13th to record additional debates for Florida Senate District 19, Florida House of Representative Districts 40 and 49, Orange County Sheriff , as well as another debate between US House District 8 candidates.
For additional airtimes of these and other upcoming debates, Click Here. Airtimes will be added as the programs become available .

What if you don’t get Orange TV?

These debates can also be viewed free of charge on the web by clicking here. Additional debates will be added as they become available.
Orange TV is Your Government in Action channel and we are committed to keeping our viewers informed about how Orange County is working to serve its residents.

Candidates Forum a success!

The US Congress District 8 Candidates Forum last night was a success. About 70 people attended the event, and our Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association got lots of favorable on-air mentions from the moderator and candidates alike. The forum was webcast live on the Channel 6 web site and was taped for later broadcast by Orange TV. The forum will be televised on Orange TV at 8:00pm this Friday and again at 8:00am and 8:00pm Sunday. Thanks to all of our neighbors who attended the forum, and an especially big thanks to our neighbors Philip and Erica Hueneke and the other volunteers from other neighborhoods Chris and Heather Van Styke and Chris and Amy Millward who helped make the event a success. And, of course, A big thanks is also due to our partners in the Forum, the League of Women Voters of Orange County.

– Gordon Spears, LFNA

US Congress District 8 Candidates Forum is tomorrow (Tuesday Aug. 5th)


As you all know, the US Congress District 8 Candidates Forum is tomorrow. As
co-sponsors of the Forum, it would be great if the Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association had
a big presence in the audience and among the volunteers. I’ d like to ask all of our
board members to attend the Forum. Those of you who wish to volunteer, please be there by 6:00
pm to receive orientation and assignments. Others attending should be there at 6:30 if
you wish to meet the candidates. The Forum will start promptly at 7:00.

Gordon Spears
LFNA President

Volunteers Needed!

Lake Formosa Neighbors,

I think we had a good meeting last night. It is good to know that we are on the radar of so many of our elected officials, and that they are familiar with our concerns.

I’ve committed the LFNA to provide 5 volunteers, including me, for the Forum on Tuesday 5 August. Please e-mail me at to let me know who will help me meet this committment.

Gordon Spears

League of Women Voters on the U.S. Congress Candidate’s Forum Aug. 5

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 15:09:05 -0400

Subject: Fw: LWV/LFNA…Dist 8 Debate: next pre-event planning meeting

LFNA Members:
I wanted to forward the e-mail below from one of our partners from the League of Women Voters on the U.S. Congress Candidate’s Forum.  As you can see, there are many opportunities for volunteers at the 5 August event.  All of the preliminary arrangements are done.  We just need volunteer workers for the event.  Given that we are co-sponsors with equal billing with the LWV, it would be nice if we could cover a significant portion of this volunteer need.  Our neighborhood will be gaining an enhanced profile with this televised event, so lets step up to the plate and help make it a success.

Gordon Spears
Vice President, LFNA

—–Forwarded Message—–
From: Charley Williams
Sent: Jul 3, 2008 11:33 AM
To:,, Deirdre Macnab
Subject: LWV/LFNA…Dist 8 Debate: next pre-event planning meeting


Wanted to run this date by you to see we can get together to work on logistics for Aug 5th

(Laura T. is out most of next week) so how about Wed, July 16th, at 8:00 at Lake Eola Paneras

(or WP Paneras, whichever works best).

We can begin to build our “swat team” of volunteers for day-of-event (both Laura and DD will be

Out of pocket!)

Here’s a start: need to start filling these slots before we meet on the 16th if we can.

Greeters/Front of House/signage                         3-4 folks

LWV/Candidate Tables                                       1 person

Stage: working with Moderator/Scott Harris          1 person

Stage: working with candidates and entourage      1-2 people

Filtering Questions from audience/index cards/review: 2 people

Security: suggest we ask Howard Middle who on Orlando Police or OCPS security we can use/pay:

A/V and A/C: working with HMS technician          1 person

Media: on tech needs for hook up/etc                  1 person

Charley Williams

Manager, Business Development

Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants, Inc.

1230 East Hillcrest Street

Orlando, Florida  32803

(407) 898-1818 x111

(407) 898-1837(FAX)

Celebrating 17 years “at the very foundation of our community”, GEC provides geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing and ground penetrating radar (GPR) throughout Florida. GEC project experience includes the Burnham Institute at Lake Nona, Central Florida Commuter Rail and the new OUC Headquarters Administration Building (LEED certified GOLD), the “greenest” building in downtown Orlando.