Your guide to candidate forums in Linn and Johnson counties

More than a dozen upcoming events are planned

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Voters in Linn and Johnson counties have several candidate forums from which to choose to meet and ask questions of those running for local office.

Voters in those counties face multiple contested races including eight candidates on the docket for the mayoral race in Cedar Rapids or the seven people running for Coralville City Council.

Candidate forums scheduled in Linn County before the Nov. 7 election include:

Cedar Rapids mayor

— Oct. 11 — 7 p.m. at Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE. Hosted by Cedar Rapids police and fire unions.

— Oct. 12 — 7 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. Hosted by Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.

— Oct. 17 — 6 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

— Oct. 19 — 6 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. Hosted by 1Strong.

Cedar Rapids City Council at-large

— Oct. 16 — 6 p.m. in Beems Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Cedar Rapids City Council District 1

— Oct. 26 — 7 p.m. at Kennedy High School, 4545 Wenig Rd. NE. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Cedar Rapids City Council District 3

— Oct. 12 — 7 p.m. at Washington High School, 2205 Forest Dr. SE. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Marion City Council

— Oct. 12 — 7 p.m. in Little Theatre at Linn-Mar High School, 3111 10th St. Hosted by Marion Economic Development Corp. and the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

— Oct. 23 — 6 p.m. at Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St., Marion. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Hiawatha City Council

— Oct. 19 — 7 p.m. at Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons St. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Mount Vernon mayor and City Council

— Oct. 24 — 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon City Hall, 213 First St. W. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Johnson County forums include:

Iowa City Council

— Oct. 23 — 6 p.m. in council chambers at Iowa City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

— Oct. 26 — 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A, B and C at Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

Coralville City Council

— Oct. 16 — 6 p.m. at Coralville City Hall, 1512 Seventh St. Hosted by Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.

— Nov. 1 — 6:30 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium at Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

North Liberty City Council

— Oct. 25 — 7 p.m. in North Liberty City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle. Hosted by League of Women Voters.

l Comments: (319) 339-3175; mitchell.schmidt@thegazette.com

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