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League of Women Voters forum Tuesday, Oct. 23

The four candidates running for the two vacancies on the Board of County Commissioners will make their case to voters at the League of Women Voters forum Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The candidates are Michael Hayward, Clifford Lucero, Julie Simmons and Steve Wadley.

In addition, pro and con speakers will address two of the issues appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot — proposed Constitutional amendments 64 on the personal use and regulation of marijuana and 65, instructing Colorado’s congressional delegation to propose and ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowing Congress and the states to limit campaign contributions and spending.

The public is invited to meet the candidates at 6 p.m. with the forum beginning at 6:30 at the County Extension Building.

The forum will begin with the candidates introducing themselves and their views. Following this, the floor will be open to questions direct from the audience in a town hall-style meeting. Voters will also be invited to ask questions following the pro and con speakers.

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, contact Merilyn Moorhead at 731-2323.

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

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