Here is a golden opportunity to ask local candidates for public office their position on issues that are of key importance to you.
The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area is hosting a series of candidate forums at the end of June and at the start of July.
Each participating candidate will be asked the same question by the LWV moderator, so all candidates have an equal opportunity to answer a question.
Questions for the candidates come from the general public–from you.
Submit your question in advance of the forums by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use snail mail: LWV Candidate Forum, P. O. Box 5, Ripon, WI 54971.
All questions will be screened prior to submission to the candidates and when appropriate, similar questions will be combined into a single question.
As of today, June 15, candidate forums as being held on the following dates:
- Thursday, June 25, Republicans competing in the partisan primary for the 41st Assembly District on Aug. 11.
- Wednesday, July 1, Democrats competing in the partisan primary for the 6th Congressional District on Aug. 11.
An attempt to hold a forum for the Republicans running in the partisan primary for the 14th Senate District on Aug. 11, scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, failed as one of the invited candidates declined participation. LWV policy is to hold candidate forums only when there are two or more candidates willing to participate. The LWV also does not disclose the rationale for a decision not to participate.