County candidates featured in public forum Wednesday |

County candidates featured in public forum Wednesday

Area residents who have seen election signs on lawns and are curious about seeing the candidates in person will have their chance Wednesday at a forum organized and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County.

The League has invited all candidates for the District 1 and District 3 county supervisor races to be questioned by local media representatives and residents. District 3 encompasses the Grass Valley area, and District 1 is anchored in Nevada City.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

The event is the second in a series of forums the League has planned to help voters be more informed for the Nov. 2 election. The League is nonpartisan, and representative Joan Lancaster said “the League cannot say who to vote for, we just tell (residents) where to look for information.”

Each forum is moderated by League President Dottie Schmidt, and questions will be posed by representatives from The Union, KVMR, KNCO and YubaNet. Audience members will also have a chance to ask questions.

On Sept. 29, residents and the media will question Nevada Irrigation District board candidates. On Oct. 6, the League hosts a forum with candidates seeking seats on the Sierra Joint Community College District, the Nevada Joint Union High School District, and the Nevada County Board of Education.

The purpose of the forums, Lancaster said, is “just to get the exposure of the candidates to the voters. The voters need to know who they are voting for,” she said.

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