League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area hosts candidate forums through Oct. 1
The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area is hosting candidate forums streamed live at www.facebook.com/LWVElginArea/. The forums are recorded for later viewing on the website lwvelginarea.org until the Nov. 3 election.
All forums begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Some forums that were canceled due to one candidate's unwillingness to participate may be replaced by recordings from other League's forums, if available.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that strives to empower voters and encourage participation in our democracy. Candidate forums provide voters a chance to hear and evaluate those running for election. Invitations were sent to all candidates in contested races. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no live forums can be held.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the forum for the Kane County Board Chairman race will feature candidates Corinne M. Pierog (Democrat) and David J. Rickert (Republican).
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the forum will begin with the Kane County Circuit Clerk race with candidates Theresa Barreiro (Democrat) and Thomas M. Hartwell (Republican).
Also, the forum for state Representative District 65 featuring candidates Martha Paschke (Democrat) and Dan Ugaste (Republican) begins at 6 p.m. with the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County. Watch the livestream at www.youtube.com/user/BATV1017. The forum livestreamed by BATV also will feature the races for state Representative-District 50, state Representative-District 49 and state Senate-District 25.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, five chapters of the League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for the U.S. 14th Congressional District at 4 p.m. with candidates Jim Oberweis (Republican) and Lauren Underwood (Democrat). Register at my.lwv.org/illinois/central-kane-county.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the forum will feature candidates for Kane County State's Attorney Jamie Mosser (Democrat) and Robert Spence (Republican).
On Thursday, Oct. 1, the forum on the Kane County Auditor's race will feature candidates Terry Hunt (Republican) and Penny Wegman (Democrat).
The local forum planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30, on the Circuit Court Judge 16th District race featuring Elizabeth Flood (Republican) and Brittany Pedersen (Democrat) was canceled. A link to forum hosted by the Central Kane County League will be available soon on the Elgin chapter's website.
The Oct. 5 forum featuring Kane County Recorder candidates Brenda Rogers (Democrat) and Sandy Wegman (Republican) was canceled.
Previous forums available for viewing include:
• The Sept. 10 forum for the Kane County Board District 22 race featuring candidates Douglas J. Scheflow (Republican) and Verner Tepe (Democrat)
• The Sept. 21 forum, hosted by 10 area League chapters, for U.S. 6th Congressional District race featuring candidates Sean Casten (Democrat), Jeanne Ives, (Republican) and Bill Redpath (Libertarian)
• The Sept. 22 forum for Illinois Senate District 25 race featuring candidates Karina Villa (Democrat) and Jeanette Ward (Republican)
The following forums were canceled due to refusal to participate or no response to the invitation:
• The Sept. 8 forum for the Kane County Board District 16 race featuring candidates Michael J. Kenyon (Republican) and Megan Larson (Democrat)
• The Sept. 9 forum for the Kane County Board District 20 race featuring candidates Lucio Estrada (Republican) and Cherryl F. Strathmann (Democrat)
• The Sept. 15 forum for the Kane County Board District 24 race featuring candidates Roberta Andresen (Republican) and Jarett Sanchez (Democrat)
• The Sept. 16 forum for the state Representative District 65 race featuring candidates Martha Paschke (Democrat) and Dan Ugaste (Republican)
• The Sept. 17 forum for the state Representative District 66 race featuring candidates Suzanne M. Ness (Democrat) and Allen Skillicorn (Republican)
• The Sept. 19 forum (jointly sponsored by 4 League chapters) for the U.S. 8th Congressional District race featuring candidates Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democrat) and Preston Gabriel Nelson (L)