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Monday, October 19, 2015

League of Women Voters candidate forum Tuesday

The Plainfield League of Women Voters
has been hosting candidate forums for 95 years.

Plainfield's chapter of the League of Women Voters will host its candidate forum Tuesday (October 20) at the Plainfield Public Library's Anne Louise Davis Meeting Room from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

This year's forum will include candidates for City Council as well as for the nonpartisan Board of Ed. Both elections take place on Tuesday, November 3. You can read profiles of the candidates who submitted them on the League's website here.
This year's Council seats up for election are Ward 2 and Wards 1/4 at-large.

In Ward 2, candidates are incumbent Cory Storch (Democrat) and "Independent" John Campbell Jr.

In Wards 1 and 4, the Democratic candidate is Barry Goode, who is being challenged by "Independent" Norman Ortega.
There are four candidates for three open seats.

Emily Morgan, active in the Girl Scouts and a former Early Childhood teacher, with thirty years experience in accounting and fiscal management. She is a Democratic City Committeewoman.

Jackie Coley, a city employee and former secretary of the Plainfield Municipal Employees Union, is a current BOE member.

Richard Wyatt Jr., who lists himself as a city employee.

John Campbell Sr., longtime realtor and Republican political operative, currently serving out the term of a BOE member who resigned.

Campbell, Coley and Wyatt are running as a slate.
The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street and is an accessible facility. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots. Plan to arrive early so you can get a parking space. For more information about library hours and programs, visit the library's website at

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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