League of Women Voters plans four candidate forums

All are open to the public

Early voting at Mount Mercy University in October 2014. (File photo/The Gazette)
Early voting at Mount Mercy University in October 2014. (File photo/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The League of Women Voters Linn County has scheduled four legislative candidate forums.

— Candidates in House 67, an open seat, Republican Ashley Hinson of Marion and Democrat Mark Seidl of Cedar Rapids will participate in a forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd., Hiawatha.

— House 65 Rep. Liz Bennett, D-Cedar Rapids, and Republican challenger Harry Foster of Cedar Rapids will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave SE, Beems #1.

— Senate 48 candidates Libertarian Brian Cook and Democrat Scott Petersen will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Falcon Civic Center, 137 Fourth St N, Central City.

Incumbent Sen. Dan Zumbach, R-Ryan, declined to participate, citing harvest commitments.

— House 70 candidates Rep. Todd Taylor, D-Cedar Rapids, and Republican Dave Cork will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 26, at Taft Middle School, 5200 E Ave. NW.

Forums were not scheduled in Senate 34 and House 68. 69 and 95 because one of the two candidates in each of those races was unable to participate.

All League forums are free and open to the public. Following each forum a video of the forum can be viewed via the Neighborhood Network News link on the League website http://www.lwvlinncounty.org.


Voters who cannot attend a forum can get personalized information on the candidates and issues at LWV’s Vote411.org.



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