Fairbury High School is set to host the “Fairbury 2018 Community Candidate Forum” next week.
This forum will happen Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m.
Its intent is to give citizens a chance to meet candidates from all over Jefferson County, including State Senator Laura Ebke, and her challenger Tom Brandt.
There’ll also be candidates present for the office of county sheriff, the city council, county clerk, county treasurer, county assessor, county board of commissioners, Fairbury school board, and more.
Senator Ebke, the incumbent candidate for Legislature who’s running as a Libertarian this fall, says these forums are important for transparency.
“Candidates and incumbents need to be as transparent as possible,” Ebke said. “They need to be willing to answer questions, and need to be able to do it in a public way. So, those who are going to vote for us, or not vote for us, do it with the most education and information that they can possibly have.”
Each candidate present will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and tell those present why they’re running for office.
Any candidates wanting to attend need to RSVP by contacting Fairbury Public Schools superintendent Stephen Grizzle.
Ebke and Brandt, the two state senate candidates, will debate and then answer questions from the public.
Ebke and Brandt held their first debate in Hebron on Wednesday night.
We are hosting a Community Candidate Forum next Wednesday night, Sept. 26 at 7:00 pm in the BFAC Auditorium in the High School! If you are a local candidate, please RSVP with Mr. Grizzle if you are planning on attending! pic.twitter.com/6zMqhKiJPO
— Stephen Grizzle (@FairburySupt) September 17, 2018
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