Going to the candidate forumsDo you know what the candidates for Duluth City Council and the School Board think about the issues that affect you? The public will have the chance to ask them at upcoming candidate forums for both races in the Nov. 5 election.
By now, you might know their names. But do you know what the candidates for Duluth City Council and the School Board think about the issues that affect you?
The public will have the chance to ask them at upcoming candidate forums for both races in the Nov. 5 election.
School Board forum
The School Board forum will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Meyers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. East. It’s sponsored by the League of Women Voters, along with the Duluth PTSA Council, Students for the Future, Community Action Duluth, and Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. A tour of the school will start at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:30 by the forum. ASL interpreters will be present.
City Council forum
For the City Council race, the League of Women Voters will host a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers of Duluth City Hall, 411 W. First Street.
The format for both consists of a series of questions posed to each candidate by the moderators. Questions will not be made available to the candidate before they’re asked. The audience will also be allowed to provide questions.
“These forums provide the community with a wonderful opportunity to meet the candidates and make informed decisions when they vote, and to take the opportunity to tour a newly renovated school,” LWV Board Member Jodi Broadwell said in a statement.
Both forums will be recorded in their entirety and available afterward at www.lwvduluth.org or on PACT TV. Also, if you’d like to pose follow-up questions to candidates regarding issues on which they’ve already commented, you can view a just-concluded series of debates sponsored by the Budgeteer’s sister paper the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Full videos of those are posted online at www.duluthnewstribune.com/pages/forums.
For more information about the upcoming forums or the League of Women Voters, visit lwvduluth.org or contact Jodi Broadwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susie Darley-Hill at email@example.com.