League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum Jan. 30 for primary election

Posted1/7/2020 12:14 PM

The Aurora Area, Central Kane County, and Naperville chapters of the League of Women Voters, along with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor candidate forums in winter 2020 for select contested primary elections.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Seating is limited so the audience members should arrive early.


The forums will be recorded by Batavia Access TV (BATV) and available online afterward. Please visit the LWV Aurora Area, Central Kane County, or Naperville chapter websites to view the forums and/or to join one of these chapters. All women and men aged 16 and older are welcome to become members of the League of Women Voters.

The first Candidate Forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30. It takes place at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave. The forum for the 14th Congressional District will begin at 7 p.m. This will be followed by a combined forum for state legislators.

For the 14th Congressional District forum, candidates invited are Jim Oberweis, Catalina Lauf, James T. "Jim" Marter, Ted Gradel, Sue Rezin, Jerry Evans, and Anthony Catella.

Those invited for the combined forum includes: 25th Illinois Senate, Jeanette Ward and Beth Goncher; 49th Illinois Representative, Laura Curtis and Douglas Warlick; and 65th Illinois Representative, Martha Paschke and Mohammad "Mo" Iqbal.

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Only candidates in contested races have been invited to participate in these forums.

The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, envisions a democracy where every individual has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. The League believes in the power of citizens to create a more perfect democracy and has been conducting forums as part of its mission of voter education for decades. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to its members and the public.

For information, visit my.lwv.org/illinois/aurora-area, my.lwv.org/illinois/central-kane-county or lwvnaperville.org.

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