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 and available online afterwards. 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, 2020. It takes place at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia. The forum for the 14th Congressional District will begin at 7 p.m. This will be followed by a combined forum for state legislators.
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, Beth Goncher
- 49th Illinois Representative — Laura Curtis, Douglas Warlick
- 65th Illinois Representative — Martha Paschke, Mohammad “Mo” Iqbal
Only candidates in contested races have been invited to participate in these forums.
About The League of Women Voters
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 LWV is 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.
SOURCE: League of Women Voters news release