Candidates Forum set Feb. 29


GREENVILLE — The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Feb. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Located at the American Legion Hall, Ohio Street, in Greenville, the non-partisan forum will focus on the contested Republican primary race for Darke County Commissioner for the seat presently held by Diane Delaplane.

Candidates for U.S. Congress, 8th District (the seat formerly held by John Boehner) will be giving brief introductions at the start of the program, as well as local non-contested candidates. Also, contested Republican Primary candidates, John Adams and Matt Huffman, for the seat presently held by Keith Faber, the State Senate, 12th District seat, have been invited to attend.

Candidates’ Night Featured Race: Republican Primary Candidates for Darke County Commissioner, term commencing Jan. 2, 2017 (vote for one)– Matthew Aultman, Freddie E. Dean and Joe LeMaster. The successful Primary Election Republican candidate will face the Democratic Primary candidate, Leon Rogers, in the November General Election.

The contested commissioner candidates will give two-minute introductory speeches. Following that, they will answer questions. The public is encouraged to attend and submit written questions. Questions are then screened by a panel of League members, equally represented by the Democratic and Republican parties.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization with the major purpose being to inform voters about the candidates and issues. Funding for voter service activities comes from the League House Tour. Further information about the Candidates Night may be obtained by calling Holly Finnarn 937-417-4483 or Eileen Litchfield, 937-623-1234, voter service co-chairs.

“Please remember to vote on March 15,” said organizers.

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