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2016 CANDIDATE FORUMS

 

 

The Chapter of the League of Women Voters that serves Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Center and the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce are cosponsoring 10 forums from September 27 through October 20.  They include forums for City Council in Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Center; for MN Senate and House in Senate Districts 34, 36, and 40; for Hennepin County Commissioner in Districts 1 and 7; and for Osseo (District 279) School Board members. Click on "Read more" to see the list with dates, times, locations, and candidates:

 

 

Brooklyn Center City Council


Brooklyn Center City Council Chambers, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center 55430

Held Tuesday, September 27  -  6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

 

Kris Lawrence-Anderson

Marquita Butler

Phillip E. Gray
Alexander Koenig

 

Channel 12 Video Recording, 53 minutes:
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1513&newsitemid=31538

 

 

State Senate (40) and Representative (40B)

 

Brooklyn Center City Council Chambers, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center 55430

Tuesday, September 27  -  8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 

Senate District 40 State Senate: Chris Eaton (DFL) and Robert Marvin (R)

 

District 40B Representative: Debra Hilstrom (DFL) and Mali Marvin (R)

 

Channel 12 Video Recording, 43.5 minutes:
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1513&newsitemid=31537

 

 

Brooklyn Park City Council

 

Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers, 5200 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

 

Held Wednesday, September 28  -  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

East District Candidates: Reva Chamblis and Lisa Jacobson

 

West District Candidates: Susan Pha and Amy S. Hanson

 

Central District Candidates: James Jackson and Mark Mata

 

Video Recording, 1 hour 15 minutes:
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1513&newsitemid=32541

 

 

State Senate (36, 40) & Representative (36B, 40A, and 40B)

 

Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers, 5200 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

Wednesday, September 28 - 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

Senate District 36 State Senate: John Hoffman (DFL) and Jeffrey Lunde (R)

 

District 36B Representative: Peter Crema (R) and Melissa Hortman (DFL)

 

Senate District 40 State Senate: Chris Eaton (DFL) and Robert Marvin (R)

 

District 40A Representative: Michael Nelson (DFL)

 

District 40B Representative: Debra Hilstrom (DFL) and Mali Marvin (R)

 

Video Recording, 1 hour, 17 minutes:
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1513&newsitemid=32542

 

 

Osseo School District Forum

 

Maple Grove Council Chambers, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Monday, September 29 -  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Three ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools School Board seats are up for election in November.

 

Pa Ann                                      Linda J. Etim                    Mike Ostaffe                 Carey Raph

Meghan Curtis                            Stephanie Fortner                                               Pachia Vue

Heather Douglass                       Jacki L. Girtz                                                       Jesse Winkler

 

 

Rebroadcast:
Wednesday, October 5 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 8 - 10 a.m.
Sunday, October 9 - 4 p.m.

 

Online 1 hr 23 minute video on Channel 12:
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1494&newsitemid=32552

 

 

 

Hennepin County Commissioner, District 1

 

Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers, 5200 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

Wednesday, October 5 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Mary O'Connor (Nonpartisan) Mike Opat (Nonpartisan)

Online 28 minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-IXHVJsLeQ

 

Osseo Council and Mayoral

 

Osseo Council Chambers, 415 Central Avenue, Osseo, MN 55369

Tuesday, October 11 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Mayor: Duane Poppe

 

City Council Candidates:  Kathleen Gette                 Carrie Kehn
                                    Harold E. Johnson             Mark E. Schulz

 

Hennepin County Commissioner, District 7

 

Maple Grove Council Chambers, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove,MN 55311

Thursday, October 13 - 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

 

Jeff Johnson (Nonpartisan) and  Wayne Pauluk (Nonpartisan)

 

The District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner serves the cities of Maple Grove, Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Greenfield, Hanover, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetrista, southern Mound, Rogers, St. Bonifacius, northwest Plymouth, and Rockford.

 

 

Maple Grove Area State Senate (34) & Representative (34-A & B)

 

Maple Grove Council Chambers, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove,MN 55311

Thursday, October 13 - 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

MN Senate 34 (MG, Rogers, Dayton, Osseo): Warren Limmer, (R) Bonnie Westlin (DFL)

 

MN House 34A (portion of MG, Rogers, Dayton): Dave Craig (DFL), Joyce Peppin (R)


MN House 34B (portion of MG, Osseo): Kristin Bahner (DFL), Dennis Smith (R)

 

Maple Grove City Council

 

Maple Grove Council Chambers, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove,MN 55311

Thursday, October 20 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Kristy Barnett                                    Dave Brown                              Judith A. Hanson
Adam Bedard                                    Jeffrey A. Drayton                      Sherri Marie Johnson

 

 

 

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