Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

vote-2016This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums.

The scheduled forums include:

U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum | October 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Representative Tim Walz (DFL) & Jim Hagedorn (R)
South Central College, Conference Center, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & The Free Press
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Joe Spear

House District 19A Forum | October 6, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Representative Clark Johnson (DFL) & Kim Spears (R)
Realtors Association of Southern Minnesota, 2115 Rolling Green Lane, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & Alpha Media Mankato
Moderators: Patrick Baker & John Mickelson

Senate District 19 Forum | October 10, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Nick Frentz (DFL), Willa Dailey (R), & Shane Wernsing (L)
Greater Mankato Growth, 1961 Premier Dr., Sakatah Trail Room, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & KEYC News 12
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Dion Cheney

Mankato City Council Forum (all seats) | October 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Invited: AT LARGE – Councilman Chris Frederick & Mike Laven; WARD 2 – Councilwoman Tamra Rovney & Dennis Dieken; WARD 4 – Councilman Jason Mattick & Jenn Melby-Kelley
Intergovernmental Center, Mankato Room (Council Chambers), 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth
Moderator: Patrick Baker

District 19B Forum | October 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Jack Considine (DFL) & Adam Isakson (R)
Greater Mankato Growth, 1961 Premier Dr., Sakatah Trail Room, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & Radio Mankato
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Annette Weston

Complete information on these Greater Mankato Growth hosted events and other election-related information is available on the “Candidate Forums 2016” section of greatermankatoelections.com.

In addition to the candidate forums listed above, Greater Mankato Growth, as in years past, will also host an online candidate portal that will have biographical information and candidate responses to a questionnaire from all of our key regional elections. That candidate portal will be launched in early October. Look for more information on that in the coming weeks.

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