League of Women Voters will host primary candidate forums on Saturday, March 23, 2024

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — March 13, 2024

The League of Women Voters will host primary candidate forums on Saturday, March 23, featuring Democratic candidates in contested races, according to an announcement.

The public is invited to attend the forums, which will be held at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium located at 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The events are co-sponsored by several organizations including the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County, the Big Ten Voting Challenge, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, IU PACE (Political and Civic Engagement), Kappa Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Monroe County NOW, Monroe County Branch NAACP, and the South Central Indiana Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Republican candidates in the contested race for Monroe County Commissioner, District 3 have also been invited to participate in a forum scheduled for April, although their attendance has not yet been confirmed as of March 12.

The first forum on March 23 will feature Democrat candidates for Monroe County Council At-Large: Matt Caldi, Trent Deckard, David Henry, and Cheryl Munson. Laura Rusk, President of the American Constitution Society at IU’s Maurer School of Law, will moderate the discussion from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

The second forum, scheduled from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, will include Democrat candidates for Monroe County Commissioner District 2: Peter Iversen and Julie Thomas (the incumbent), along with candidates for District 3: Penny Githens (the incumbent), Jody Madeira, and Steve Volan. Maria Douglas, Middle Way House Development Director, will moderate this session.

Community Access Television Services (CATS) through the Monroe County Public Library has been invited to record the forums for wider accessibility.

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