Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Candidate Greg Paulson will not participate in the candidate forum hosted by LNP and the Lancaster Bar Association on October 23rd. The venue, Lancaster Bible College, has a history of discrimination against the LGBTQ community, making it unclear if the venue is truly open and welcoming to all.
“As a judge, I’ll be asked to provide equal justice under the law to each and every individual in my courtroom, and it is my commitment that they will receive it. I cannot therefore participate in a forum that is not welcoming to all equally in a venue that is far from impartial. My campaign made every effort to encourage a change of venue so that I and the entire community would feel welcome to participate but we were ultimately unsuccessful,” said Paulson.
All voters should hear directly from candidates for public office so that they can make an informed choice at the polls in November 5th. Paulson will be holding his own live online forum on his campaign Facebook page the same evening (October 23rd) starting at 7pm. The video will remain posted for all Lancaster County residents to see.
[Source: Press release]