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Sunday, September 15, 2013

LWV sets marathon candidate forums for mayor, council, Board of Ed

Plainfield residents take local elections very seriously.

The Plainfield chapter of the League of Women Voters has set a marathon candidate forum for Wednesday, October 30 at Emerson Community School from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.

The marathon character comes from two facts: First, that the Board of Ed election has been changed to the same date as the general election, and secondly, that the 4th Ward Council seat is contested this year.

The lineup is as follows --
The winners of the June Primary election, Adrian Mapp (Democrat) and Sandy Spector (Republican) will face off against their independent opponents, D. Scott Belin and Mustapha Muhammad.
In Ward 4, where the Democratic candidate is often unconstested, this year will feature two opposing candidates: Democratic incumbent Bridget Rivers is being challenged by Republican Barbara Johnson.
With three seats to be filled in a nonpartisan election, the Board of Ed race is composed of two opposing slates of three candidates each.

Incumbent president Wilma Campbell and current member Frederick D. Moore, Sr., are being joined by newcomer David M. Rutherford.

They will face off against a slate composed of residents Deborah Clarke, Richard Lear and Annabella Melgar.
The LWV will break the evening up so that each set of candidates gets its turn to make their cases to the audience and answer audience questions.

Emerson Community School is at East Second Street and Emerson Avenue, with parking available in the school lot on Emerson Avenue and on the street.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: no need to post my comment, but thank you...repeating it closer to the time would also be helpful, and, by then, we may be able to give you the PCC details for those who cannot attend