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Friday, March 10, 2006

Candidate forums

Four candidate forums have been scheduled in the area. All are open to the public.

Lake Geneva-- The Lake Geneva Public Library is hosting a nonpartisan candidate forum in anticipation of the April 4 Lake Geneva spring electi
on.
That forum will be held at the library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Smith Meeting Room. All candidates running for Lake Geneva mayor, city council, Badger Board of Education and Joint No. 1 School District Board of Education, whether opposed or not, have been invited to provide a five-minute overview of their platform and then respond to audience questions.

Candidates invited include Pete Peterson and Sheldon O. Shepstone, running for city of Lake Geneva Mayor; Bill Chesen, Gary Dunham, Bob Flemming, Larry Magee, Nancy Russell and Tom Spellman, running for Lake Geneva City Council; John Druszcak, Tom Gardiner and Patrick Sherman, running for Badger High School Board of Education; and Bea Dale and Marcie Hollmann, running for Joint No. 1 Board of Education.

For more information, call the Lake Geneva Public Library at (262) 249-5299 or visit the Lake Geneva Public Library Web site at www.lakegeneva.lib.wi.us

Geneva Lake West-- The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce has its annual forum for candidates running for offices in the villages of Fontana, Williams Bay, Walworth and the townships of Linn and Walworth.

The forum will be held in the Harbor Ballroom of the Abbey Resort on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, as well as a cash bar will be available to all registered area voters.

The chamber, which serves Geneva Lake's west shore, is inviting the candidates to present brief statements about their candidacy and submit to questions from the public and members of the press, said Geneva Lake West Chamber president Bruce Bradshaw.

The chamber, a non-profit organization, is "dedicated to assisting local businesses to grow economically while maintaining the cultural beauty and civic welfare of the communities we serve," Bradshaw said in a press release.

For more information see their Web site at www.genevalakewest.com.

Elkhorn--The Elkhorn Independent will host a candidate forum March 22 at Jackson Elementary School at 7 p.m. for mayoral and school board candidates.

School board candidates as well as mayoral candidates, incumbent mayor Michael Roberts and challenger John Giese will present their visions and answer questio
ns.
Residents can submit quesions ahead of time by e-mailing them to the Independnent at elkinde@elkhornidendent.com

Delavan--Candidates for Delavan mayor, aldermen and 18th district county supervisor have been invited to attend a forum Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Community Bank, 820 Geneva St., Delavan.

The event was announced by forum chairman Joe Bell of Citizens for Open Government.

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