Esky, Gladstone candidates featured at voter form

ESCANABA — The League of Women Voters of Delta County, partnering with the American Association of University Women, will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The Forum will feature candidates for the Gladstone City Commission and the Escanaba City Council. It will take place at the Escanaba City Hall, 400 Ludington St., beginning at 6 p.m. Moderator Shannon Taylor will open the forum with introductions and the question period will begin immediately following opening statements.

The forum will consist of two segments. The first segment will feature the candidates for the Gladstone City Commission. Running for three seats are: Jeff Diebolt, Brian Godfrey, Diane Godfrey, Jason Leonard, Mike O’Connor, Robert E. Pontius, Greg Styczynski, Joe Thompson and Steven Viau. The second segment features the Escanaba City Council candidates. Running for three seats are: Mark Ammel, Ronald Beauchamp, Ralph Blasier, Todd Flath, Michael Sattem and Marc Tall. Each segment will conclude with closing statements.

Questions may be submitted prior to the forum by email to lwvdeltacounty@yahoo.com. Written audience questions will be collected during the forum. The public is invited to attend the forum and audience questions are encouraged.

The forum will be live streamed from the City of Escanaba website on channel 191 by accessing the following: www.escanaba.org, click on the red YouTube Link. The forum will be posted to the League face book page: www.facebook.com/DeltaCountyLeagueofWomenVoters/.

The League provides a free, non-partisan, online voter guide at Vote411.org. Candidate responses have been published to assist Gladstone and Escanaba voters in making an informed decision when they vote in the General Election. When visiting Vote411.org and clicking on My Ballot voters can read responses to questions posed to all the candidates running in the General Election, if they responded. Vote411.org also helps voters find their polling place, check voting hours and read tips about voting in Michigan.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. during the Nov. 2 election.


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