HANCOCK–The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWVCC) and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce are convening a Candidate Forum to be held for State Senate 38th District, State Representative 110th District, Houghton County Commissioners in District 2, District 3, District 4 and District 5 (those in contested races) and Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge. The Forum will be held on Friday, October 19 at Hancock Middle School Auditorium, 501 Campus Drive. The State Senate 38th District and State Representative 110 District will be held at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. There will be a 15 minute break, and then from 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. the forum for contested races for Houghton County Commissioners and Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge will be conducted.
Candidates invited include State Senate 38th District, Scott Dianda, Democrat and Ed McBroom, Republican; State Representative 110th District, Greg Markkanen, Republican and Ken Summers, Democrat; Houghton County Commissioner District 2, Melissa Davis, Democrat and Albert Koskela, Republican; Houghton County Commissioner District 3, Glenn Anderson, Democrat and Ben Jaehnig, Republican; Houghton County Commissioner District 4, Gretchen Janssen, Democrat and John Sullivan, Republican; Houghton County Commissioner District 5 Roy Britz, Republican and Sharon Stoll, Democrat; and Keweenaw County Probate Court Judge Keith DeForge and Diana Langdon.
As you may know, the LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages citizens to play an informed and active role in government. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a LWVCC member. The LWV is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose particular political parties or candidates. The LWV does take positions on issues after a lengthy member study and consensus process.
As this is a forum, not a debate, candidates are asked to respond only to the questions asked by the moderator. You are; however, free to address any appropriate issue during your opening and closing remarks.
This is a LWVCC co-sponsored Forum, and as such, we will not allow any campaigning material inside the Hancock Middle School Auditorium. We will also not allow any loud or rude comments in the form of clapping, booing, hissing, whistling, yelling, etc. from the audience. If this occurs, we will stop the forum until the audience member(s) can be quieted before we will continue.