The League of Women Voters will host a candidates’ forum on Tuesday night, and all those who have filed for local offices have accepted the league’s invitation to appear, said the LWV’s Rebecca Dudrey.
The forum will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin in Great Bend. Rose Kelly will be the moderator. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.
The candidates will draw from a pool of prepared questions. The forum will follow the rules of the National League of Women Voters, she said, and there will be no vocal audience participation as it is not interactive.
There will be no campaigning at the forum, Dudrey said. All local candidates will be included. The Barton Community College Board of Trustees candidates are running unopposed, so they will be introduced only.
The candidates are:
• For Unified School District 428 School Board – Donald L. Williams, Jacqueline M. Disque, Deanna Miller, Brandon Depenbusch and Doug Bender.
• For BCC trustees – John Moser and Don Learned (there are three seats up for election).
• For Great Bend mayor – Joe Andrasek, Brock McPherson and Allene Owen.
• For Great Bend City Council – Ward 1, H. Mike Boys and Dan Heath; Ward 2, Jolene Biggs, Rachel F. Mawhirter and Matt Suchy; Ward 3 Thomas Boor, Stacy Doughtery and Cory Urban; and Ward 4, Andrew Scott Erb.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. It is sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune.
For more information , contact Dudrey at 620-793-5603 or 620-617-2586, Jari Marietta at 620-793-6863, Rose Kelly at 620-792-4288, or any League member.