Meet the Candidates Forum

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- On Monday October 29th, St. Joseph County voters are invited to attend the Meet the Candidates Forum.

The League of Women Voters and the American Democracy Project are teaming up with the St. Joseph Public Library to help inform voters.

The event will take place at St.Joseph County Library at 304 S. Main Street.

From 6p.m. to 8p.m., candidates will be asked about their qualifications, background and top policy priorities.

"The public library, the American Democracy Project and the League of Women Voters all share a commitment to an informed electorate. Meet the Candidates forums allow people to match the names on their ballot to real people, allowing voters to learn more about the candidates before casting their votes. This interaction between voters and candidates is a critical part of a functioning democracy." -Elizabeth Bennion, Event Organizer/Moderator

Candidates from many local races will be featured in the forum:

IN State Senate - District 11

  • Linda Rogers (R)

IN House of Representatives - District 5

  • Dale Devon (R)
  • Don Westerhausen (D)

IN House of Representatives - District 6

  • Pat Bauer (D)

IN House of Representatives - District 7

  • Joe Taylor (D)

IN House of Representatives - District 21

  • Ethan Legg (L)
  • Probate Judge
  • Jim Fox (R)
  • St. Joseph County Sheriff
  • Paul Jonas (R)
  • St. Joseph County Assessor
  • Rosemary Mandrici (D)
  • County Commissioner, District 1
  • Andy Kostielney (R)
  • Tim Swager (D)

County Council, District H

  • Joe F. Canarecci (D)
  • Brian J. Pawlowski (R)
  • County Council District C
  • Cindy Kilgore (D)
  • Dick Pfeil (R)
  • County Council District B
  • Corey Noland (D)

Portage Township Trustee

  • Sean Coleman (D)

SBCSC Board of Trustees (South Bend School Board)

  • Stuart Greene
  • Oletha Jones
  • John Pinter
  • Stanley Wruble
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