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Candidate & Ballot Issue Forum

Primary Election
Candidate & Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. (refreshments 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library

This forum will feature candidates for the three contested primary election races in Boone County on August 7.*

Associate Circuit Judge, Division 9
Tracy Gonzalez
Stephen Wilson

Associate Circuit Judge, Division 11
Kevin O’Brien
Stephanie Morrell

Boone County Presiding Commissioner
Dan Atwill
David Seamon

Statewide Ballot Issue: Proposition A (Known as “Right to Work”
Matthew Panik – Mo Chamber of Commerce – (pro) Prop A
Paul Rainsberger – former Chair of Labor Studies, Univ. of MO System – (con) Prop A

Local Ballot Issue: Proposition 1 – Water bond
Tad Johnsen– Columbia Water & Light Dept.

Moderators: David Lile and Renee Hulsoff

KFRU will broadcast the forum live.

The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event which is free and open to the public.

*(Note: All candidates in the contested races are Democrats. The non-contested races will also be on the ballot.)

 

Election Forum

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Columbia City Council, Ward 2
Paul Love
Michael Trapp

Columbia School Board (Two positions open)
Susan Blackburn
Christine King
Tyler Lero
Teresa Maledy

Ben Tilley

Boone Hospital Board of Trustees
Mark Dempsey
Greg Steinhoff

Boone County Fire District Board (Two positions open)
Karmon Griffin
David Ritchie

Bill Watkins

Columbia School District – Ballot Issue
Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent
Dr. Stiepelman will make a presentation and answer questions about the issue.

The Columbia City Council Ward 6 seat is up for election, but only one candidate (Betsy Peters) is running unopposed and will not be included in the forum.

We are expecting KFRU Radio to broadcast the forum live and David Lile and Renee Hulshof will serve as moderators.

The Columbia Public Library is cosponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.

 

Annual Legislative Night

LWV Annual Legislative Night
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. (6:30 – refreshments)
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Members of our State Legislative Delegation have been invited:
Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (District 44)
Rep. Kip Kendrick (District 45)
Rep. Martha Stevens (District 46)
Rep. Chuck Basye (District 47)
Rep. Sara Walsh (District 50)
Senator Caleb Rowden (District 19)

Moderator:
David Lile of KFRU radio

Each legislator will have an opportunity to present their priorities for the 2018 State Legislative Session, followed by audience questions. After this first hour, audience members will have an opportunity to meet informally with their legislator. The event will be broadcast live over KFRU radio.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Candidate/Ballot Issue Forums

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.