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March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is sponsoring and the Boulder Junction Public Library is hosting a Candidate Forum to be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.
Candidates for the office of Town Supervisor will be participating. The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods regrets to announce that the Clerk/Treasurer segment of the Candidate Forum has been cancelled. All the candidates for Town Supervisor and Clerk/Treasurer had received invitations to participate in the forum via email on February 4. Incumbent Clerk/Treasurer Kendra Moraczewski had initially confirmed her participation in the forum, but later cancelled for reasons related to the recent death of her father. This left only one candidate, Daniel Driscoll, participating in the forum for the Clerk/Treasurer office, a so-called “empty chair” debate.
League-sponsored candidate forums are subject to compliance with regulations by the Federal Election Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service; as well as League of Women Voters guidelines. The common guiding principle is that there be fair and impartial treatment of all candidates, with nothing that promotes or advances one candidate over another.
The candidates in the April 2 Spring Election are: Town Chairman: Dennis Reuss (incumbent, unopposed); Town Supervisor: Denny McGann (incumbent), Laura Bertch, James Galloway, and Charlie Spencer; and Clerk/Treasurer: Kendra Moraczewski (incumbent) and Daniel Driscoll.
The Candidate Forum will provide the public with an opportunity to see, hear, and question the candidates. The moderator for the evening will be Dorothy Skye, President of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods.
Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in this nonpartisan event. Beginning at 5:30 pm, those who attend can submit their questions for the candidates. Those who attend may also submit questions on behalf of someone who cannot attend. All candidates will also provide opening and closing statements as part of the Forum.
The spring election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) currently encompasses the northern Wisconsin counties of Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas. The Northwoods League belongs to the State and National League of Women Voters. The League is a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. For more information about the LWVNOW, visit their website at http://www.lwvnow.org/.
The Boulder Junction Public Library serves as the gathering place for our community, connecting residents and visitors to information, technology, education and culture in a welcoming environment. For more information about the library, visit their website at http://boulderjunctionlibrary.org.
For more information about the Candidate Forum, contact Cherie Sanderson at the Boulder Junction Public Library at 715-385-2050 or the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods at [email protected]