Elgin Area League of Women Voters to hold 3 candidate forums

Updated 10/6/2022 2:06 PM

Update: The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area announced that the candidate forum for Kane County Sheriff, scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Rakow Center in Carpentersville, has been canceled. Both incumbent Sheriff Ron Hain (D) and challenger Jeffrey Bodin (R) agreed to participate in the forum, but Bodin has since withdrawn from the forum with no explanation. Hain will instead be allowed to make a 2-minute candidate statement, which will be posted soon on www.lwvelginarea.org.

Other forums and candidate information are available on the website, and more will be added as they become available.


The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area will host three candidate forums for the Nov. 8 general election starting on Oct. 4.

The forums, which are open to the public, will be recorded for later viewing.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a forum for state House 43rd District candidates Republican Angela Hallock Nowak and Democrat Anna Moeller will begin at 7 p.m. in the Meadows Community Rooms at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kane County Board District 17 candidates Democrat Deborah Allan and Republican John Hahn will meet for the forum at 7 p.m. in the Meadows Community Rooms at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, a forum for Kane County Sheriff candidates Democrat Ron Hain and Republican Jeffrey Bodin will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rakow Center, 665 Barrington Ave. in Carpentersville.

The Elgin Area League of Women Voters invites voters to hear the candidates speak and answer questions from the League and the audience. For additional information on these and other candidates, check the LWVEA website, www.lwvelginarea.org.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, issue-oriented organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. As part of our Voter Education mission, we sponsor forums prior to every election so that candidates seeking to serve the citizens of our communities may present their qualifications and views directly to the voters in an open, unbiased setting. The League does not support or endorse candidates or political parties. Nonpartisan information about voting in Illinois can also be found at the LWV Illinois Voter Guide. Visit illinoisvoterguide.org.

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