Sunday, September 26, 2010

Candidate Forum in Waukegan on Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010

Candidate Forum in Waukegan

On Thurs., Oct 7, 2010, the League of Women Voters of Lake County and AAUW-Waukegan Area Branch are co-sponsoring a Candidate Forum. Candidates running for Lake County Board Member District #8, Lake County Sheriff, Clerk, and Regional School Superintendent are participating. Some of these are hotly contested races and candidates should be prepared to answer many questions from the audience.

The Forum will be held in Waukegan City Hall Council Chambers, at 100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Waukegan. It will begin at 6:00 p.m.

There are four candidates for the Lake County Board district #8. They are Kevin Gartley, Green party; Bill Durkin, Democrat; Keith Turner, Independent; and Gregory Flesher, a write-in.

Candidates running to lead various Lake County Departments are participating. The candidates for County Clerk are Willard Helander, Republican incumbent, and Laura Tomsky, Democrat. Mark Curran, Republican incumbent, is running for Sheriff again. Mr. Curran won the 2006 election as a Democrat but changed parties in 2008. His Democratic opponent is Douglas Roberts. Campaigning for Regional Superintendent are Roycealee Wood, Republican incumbent and Dan McDermott, Democrat.

Candidates for the 60th State Representative seat also were invited. Rita Mayfield has declined participating due to a scheduling conflict. Valerie De Vost, who is a write-in candidate, will briefly introduce herself and will be available to meet with voters.

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