Candidates running in key local and state races have been invited to participate in the Aiken Standardís public forum on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Aiken Municipal Center, 214 Park Ave. S.W. The event is open to the community and all candidates who would like to meet and greet potential voters. The forum will be televised live on ASTV 95 from Aiken from 7- 9 p.m. In the days leading up to the forum, the Aiken Standard will publish the names of those candidates who have been invited to the event, committed to and are unable to attend. Readers are encouraged to send questions that may be asked of those candidates by emailing The forum will be posted to for replay on demand. For more information, call Karen Daily at 644-2383.