Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Voters can choose from 2 forums

October 21, 2004

Just days before the Nov. 2 general election, Leavenworth County voters -- especially those in Basehor and Tonganoxie -- will have a chance to hear the campaign views of candidates courting their votes during two upcoming forums.

One forum is scheduled Monday in Basehor; another was scheduled tonight in Tonganoxie.

Candidates running for the Third District Kansas Senate and Third District Leavenworth County Commission seats, which covers Basehor and Tonganoxie, have been invited to participate, as have unopposed candidates for Leavenworth County offices, in addition to others.

As of press time, an exact list of candidates that will participate in the forum hadn't been set, although all candidates running for the Third District Senate and county commission seats, perhaps the two races southern Leavenworth County residents are most interested in, have confirmed their appearances.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 inside the conference room at Community National Bank, 15520 State Ave. in Basehor. The forum will take place inside the bank's basement conference room; visitors should enter through the front door and will be directed to the conference room from there.

Chamber of Commerce member Susan Guy will moderate the forum, which has a format of a two-minute introduction, two to three prepared questions and a question and answer session from the audience. Candidates will be allowed two minutes to summarize their positions.

A few days before the Basehor forum, candidates will also appear in Tonganoxie. A candidate's forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271, 910 E. First Street, Tonganoxie. The candidate list for the Thursday night forum is similar to next week's, but will also include representatives of the committee promoting a Tonganoxie school bond issue.

The Tonganoxie VFW and First State Bank and Trust are sponsoring the Thursay night forum.

There is no charge for either of the upcoming forums and the public is encouraged to attend.

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