LWV schedules candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Extension Building.

The forum will include all county commissioner candidates except Natalie Carpenter who has a prior commitment, both candidates for treasurer and statements from district attorney candidates as our forum is scheduled the same time as a forum in Ignacio. The forum is open and everyone is invited to participate. 

The League of Women Voters forum will begin with introductions. Each candidate will be provided a set list of questions and the answers to those questions will be presented at the forum. Following this, the floor will be open to questions direct from the audience in a town hall-style meeting.

In a change from previous League forums, the League of Women Voters will not screen questions, but will call on audience members to ask their questions direct from the floor. 

The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 to promote political responsibility through informed and active citizen participation in government. There are approximately 80,000 members of the League of Women Voters within all 50 states and the Virgin Islands. There are 1,500 members in Colorado. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate or party. The LWV does take position on issues based on in-depth study. As such, the LWV enjoys a strong reputation in the community for providing reliable, balanced information to voters. 

Local League membership is $15 and all citizens are encouraged to join and get involved. For more information on the LWV, visit our Web site at http://lwvac.org/league.html.

For more information on the forum contact: Mary Beth McAuley, mbmcauley@hotmail.com, 264-2566, or Leanne Goebel, lgoebel@centurytel.net, 731-1841.