Candidates for the State Senate contest in the 60th District will speak Oct. 21 to a lunchtime gathering of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce.
Republican Christopher L. Jacobs and Democrat Amber Small will present their positions and debate during the event at noon in Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.
Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, or $25 for non-members and include salad, a hot entree and dessert. An RSVP by Oct. 19 is required by calling 874-1202 or registering online at ken-ton.org.
Jacobs, the Erie County clerk, and Small, executive director of the Parkside Community Association, are seeking the seat occupied since January of 2015 by Democrat Marc C. Panepinto, who declined to seek re-election after just one term. The outcome of the race is expected to play a key role in determining the Senate majority in 2017.