Monday, October 15, 2018

Candidate Forum to be held Oct. 19 at Hancock Middle School Auditorium

HANCOCK--The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWVCC) and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce are convening a Candidate Forum to be held for State Senate 38th District; State Representative 110th District;  Houghton County Commissioners in District 2, District 3, District 4 and District 5 (those in contested races); and Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge. The Forum will be held beginning at 6 p.m on Friday, October 19, at Hancock Middle School Auditorium, 501 Campus Drive.

The State Senate 38th District and State Representative 110th District forum will be held from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Following a 15-minute break, the forum for contested races for Houghton County Commissioners and Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge will be conducted from 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. 

Invited Candidates include the following:

State Senate 38th District: Scott Dianda, Democrat, and Ed McBroom, Republican

State Representative 110th District: Greg Markkanen, Republican, and Ken Summers, Democrat

Houghton County Commissioner District 2: Melissa Davis, Democrat, and  Albert Koskela, Republican

Houghton County Commissioner District 3: Glenn Anderson, Democrat, and Ben Jaehnig, Republican

Houghton County Commissioner District 4: Gretchen Janssen, Democrat, and John Sullivan, Republican

Houghton County Commissioner District 5: Roy Britz, Republican, and Sharon Stoll, Democrat

Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge: Keith DeForge and Diana Langdon.

As you may know, the League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages citizens to play an informed and active role in government. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become an LWVCC member. The LWV is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose particular political parties or candidates. The LWV does take positions on issues after a lengthy member study and consensus process.

As this is a forum, not a debate, candidates are asked to respond only to the questions asked by the moderator. They are, however, free to address any appropriate issue during their opening and closing remarks.

This is an LWVCC co-sponsored Forum, and as such, no campaigning material will be allowed inside the Hancock Middle School Auditorium.  The LWVCC will also not allow any loud or rude comments in the form of clapping, booing, hissing, whistling, yelling, etc., from the audience. If this occurs, the forum will be stopped until the audience member(s) can be quieted to allow the forum to continue.

Please note: The LWV Voter Guide for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election will be published by The Daily Mining Gazette on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

For more information, call or email: Taryn Mason at 906-231-1713 tarynsmason@gmail.com.