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League kicks off candidate forums

The League if Women Voters of Western Nevada County is sponsoring a series of candidate forums before the November elections, beginning Thursday with the candidates for House of Representatives, District 4.

According to the league’s website, true democracy demands an informed electorate. It goes on to say the publication of pros and cons prior to an election and candidate forums are two examples of the effort toward citizen education.

Independent candidate Ben Emery and Democrat Clint Curtis will be at the first forum; Republican incumbent Tom McClintock will not attend. The forum is from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the County Superintendent of Schools Community Room, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City. The moderator is Dottie Schmidt. Each candidate will have three minutes to make an opening statement. They will then answer questions from the media and the audience. Closing statements will round out the forum.

Candidates for state Assembly and Senate will be at a forum starting at 7 p.m. (Assembly) and 8 p.m. (Senate) on Oct. 6 at the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley. The Grass Valley city council candidates will be at a forum that starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 7; a forum for candidates for Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector will start at 8 p.m. in Grass Valley City Council chambers, 125 East Main St., Grass Valley. The pros and cons of November ballot measures will be the topic at a forum from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 at Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City.

For more information, call (530) 265-0956 or go online at http://www.lwvwnc.org.

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