Local Leagues to host Oct. 13 candidate forum for state Senate 21st District

  • League of Women Voters

    League of Women Voters

Updated 9/29/2022 5:33 PM

Voters of the newly configured Illinois Senate 21st District are invited to attend an online candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Naperville, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn.

Democrat Laura Ellman and Republican Kathleen Murray who are vying for the seat in the Nov. 8 election have accepted the invitation for the forum.


The public forum is free, but guests must register in advance via lwvnaperville.org/event/illinois-state-senate-21st-district-candidate-forum/

Following registration, guests will be able to save event information to their digital calendar.

The forum will be recorded and available online afterward at the Naperville League's YouTube channel.

Voters are invited to submit questions to candidates by emailing them to lwvnaperville@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Visit lwvnaperville.org for more information and/or join the organization.

All persons aged 16 and older are welcome to become members of the League of Women Voters.

Unlike a debate, a forum involves a neutral trained moderator from outside the district who presents questions to candidates for their live responses.

The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, envisions a democracy where every individual has a 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 LWV is proud to be non-partisan, 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.

The League of Women Voters encourages all voters to mark their calendars for Nov. 8 as a reminder to vote.

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