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League of Women Voters schedules second election candidate forum

The League of Women Voters will hold its second and final forum Tuesday, Oct. 19, in preparation for the Nov. 2 elections.

This forum will include candidates running for local offices and discussion of local issues.

Invitations have been accepted by Natalie Woodruff and Fred Uehling, candidates for the office of assessor, and to Michael Whiting and Bob Hart, candidates for the Board of County Commissioners.

In addition, there will be presentations (pro and con) on local issues 1A and 1B.

The League of Women Voters Forum will begin with each candidate presenting an opening statement of three to five minutes in length. Following this, each candidate will be asked to respond to a few questions posed by the League. The floor will then open to questions direct from the audience in a town hall-style meeting.

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. In Colorado alone, there are 1,500 members. The League is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any candidate or party. The League does take positions on issues based on in-depth study and provides voters with that analysis. As such the League enjoys a reputation in the community for providing voters with reliable, balanced information.

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

For more information on the forum, contact Mary Beth McAuley, marybeth.cmcauley@gmail.com or 264-2566.