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PARK RAPIDS LWV: Questions welcome for local candidate forums

All candidates who file for Park Rapids School Board, Hubbard County Commissioner Dist. 3 and Park Rapids City Council have been invited to participate in the forums.

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The League of Women Voters (LWV) is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

LWV Park Rapids Area welcomes the community back to our traditional in-person candidate forums, moderated by an experienced and LWV-trained moderator.

These forums concentrate on locally contested elections (having two or more candidates filing for an office), so citizens can hear directly from the candidates.

All candidates who file for Park Rapids School Board, Hubbard County Commissioner Dist. 3 and Park Rapids City Council have been invited to participate in the forums.

The following candidate forums will be held at Northwoods Bank community room, 1200 1st St. East, Park Rapids. They are free and open to the public, and will start promptly at 7 p.m. The community room is handicapped accessible.

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  • Monday, Sept. 26 for Park Rapids City Council candidates 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 for Park Rapids School Board candidates 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 for Hubbard County Commissioner candidates for Dist. 3.

The goal is to give each candidate equal time to address the issues and to get as many questions asked as possible within the hour. The audience can help by listening respectfully to the answers and not making comments during the forum.
After each forum, there will be time for you to connect with the candidates for any specific questions.

The public may submit questions relevant to the office the candidate is seeking and which will be asked by the trained moderator. Voters attending the forum have two opportunities to submit questions to the candidates. The LWVPRA also has an email for voters to submit questions in advance. That email address is lwvparkrapids@lwvmn.org. Please indicate the name of the forum in questions submitted by email. The deadline for email questions is Saturday, Sept. 24.

By LWV policy, the identity of the person asking the question is confidential. Any questions submitted via email will remain confidential, with all identifying information removed before the event.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the event, in accordance with forum rules.

League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area (LWVPRA) is a non-partisan organization. Its mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. All LWVPRA programs are free and open to the public. Direct any questions about LWVPRA activities, events or on how to join by emailing lwvparkrapids@lwvmn.org. Follow our activities, events on lwvparkrapidsarea.blogspot.com .

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