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Two Candidate Forums slated for October 26th
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From: http://www.greenvillechamber.net

The first of two consecutive forums, “Visions for a Better Greenville” is a local one. “This is our first collaborative forum with Greenville High School students” said Candy Kerschen, Director of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. “It will be run completely by our AP Government students. They will be setting up, greeting, gathering questions, screening questions (along with AP Government Instructor, Tim O’Brien), and moderating. This will be a great learning experience for voters and students alike”. “Visions for a Better Greenville” will host candidates vying for Greenville City Council and for Montcalm Township slots, and will take place from 5 to 6 PM at the M-TEC in Greenville, located at 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive. Residents of the City of Greenville and Montcalm Township are encouraged to attend.
Immediately following the local forum, will be the larger, regional forum, “Visions for a Better Michigan”. Collaboratively organized and sponsored by The Daily News, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Montcalm Community College, Montcalm Human Services Coalition, and Women’s Action Network, “Visions for a Better Michigan” has invited the following candidates:

  • State Gubernatorial Candidates: Rick Snyder (R) & Virg Bernero (D)
  • U.S. House Candidates (District 4, serving most of mid Michigan as well as Kalkaska, Grand Travers and Leelanau counties): Dave Camp (R) & Jerry Campbell (D)
  • State Senate Candidates (33rd District serving Isabella, Montcalm, Ionia, and Clinton Counties): Judy Emmons (R) & Jim Hoisington (D)
  • State Representative Candidates (70th District, serving Montcalm and NE Ionia counties.): Rick Outman (R) & Mike Huckleberry (D)
  • Montcalm County Commissioner Candidates:  Lloyd Walker (R) & Ron Blanding (D)

Event committee member, Lisa Lund says, “It’s going to be interesting to see what topics are important to our audience members and equally interesting to see how the candidates choose to distinguish themselves from each other.”
The “Meet and Greet” segment of “Visions for a Better Michigan” begins at 6 PM. The moderated portion will be from 7 to 9 PM. Both candidate forums will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at Montcalm Community college’s M-TEC facility at 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive in Greenville. All residents served by these offices are encouraged to attend and submit their questions to the candidates.

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