LWV hosts July 19 forum for Aug. 2 primary election candidates
Mark your calendars—the Aug. 2 primary is an additional election, and it is almost upon us.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland (LWV) will present a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, July 19, 7–9 p.m., at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard.
Candidates for the Aug. 2 primary election for state Senate District 21 and state House District 22 will participate in the forum.
Candidates for the Democratic nominations will present brief statements and answer written questions from the audience. (As only one Republican is running for the state Senate nomination and none are running for the state House, the LWV cannot present a Republican forum.)
The three Democratic candidates running for state representative are Juanita O. Brent, Danielle J. Dronet, and Vincent E. Stokes II.
Running for the Democratic state Senate nomination are John E. Barnes Jr. and Kent Smith.
The event is free and open to the public. The venue is accessible and ample free parking is available.
The forum will also be live-streamed at: https://youtu.be/Oppa1UPkmLE, and will be recorded for later viewing through the LWV's website, lwvgreatercleveland.org.
Co-sponsors for the event are the Heights Libraries and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.
No political advertisements, signs, T-shirts, buttons, or other regalia will be permitted in the forum hall. Campaign literature will be available at a table outside the room.
The LWV is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to informing the public about the election process and the individuals who are asking to represent the public in government. The LWV does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. It advocates for policies and issues that support good government. League-sponsored candidate forums follow League procedural rules.
VOTE411.org is a website sponsored by the LWV which provides the public with verbatim candidates’ responses. This is another avenue for voters to compare and choose among candidates.
Elizabeth Tracy is a member of the CH-UH Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.