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Democratic, Libertarian candidates for governor to discuss issues in Cedar Rapids

Six candidates to appear Saturday, event is free and open to public

(File photo) Crowds filled the meeting room at or over capacity during the annual forum for state senators and representatives hosted by the League of Women Voters Cedar Rapids on Saturday, February 18, 2017. KC McGinnis / The Gazette
(File photo) Crowds filled the meeting room at or over capacity during the annual forum for state senators and representatives hosted by the League of Women Voters Cedar Rapids on Saturday, February 18, 2017. KC McGinnis / The Gazette

DES MOINES — Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor will discuss issues facing the state during a League of Women Voters forum April 21 in Cedar Rapids

The League forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Ballantyne Auditorium on the Kirkwood Community College campus, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW. The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will include all six candidates running in the Democrat gubernatorial primary — Nate Boulton, Cathy Glasson, Fred Hubbell, Andy McGuire, John Norris and Ross Wilburn — as well as the two Libertarian primary candidates, Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter.

Gov. Kim Reynolds was invited, according to League of Women Voters of Iowa President Mary Rae Bragg.

LWV also plans to livestream the forum on the League of Women Voters of Linn County Facebook page.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. In 2020, League will observe the 100th anniversary of its founding, the same year women in the United States obtained the right to vote.

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