School Board Candidates’ Forum set for March 6
From press release
Candidates for Rockford School District 205 will participate in a Candidates’ Election Forum at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, hosted at First Presbyterian Church, 406 N. Main St., downtown Rockford (parking in the lot north of the church).
The forum is co-sponsored by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries, Rockford Urban Ministries, American Association of University Women, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford.
The forum provides a neutral, informational setting for church and community members to see and hear about issues and candidates appearing on the April 5 election ballot.
The order of the evening is as follows:
School Board candidates: Each will have 3 minutes to introduce themselves. The moderator will then question candidates. Each candidate will have a 2-minute summation. Susan Stephens of WNIJ Public Radio will serve as moderator. The forum is expected to last approximately two hours. Tables will be provided for campaign literature. Refreshments will be served.
Ten candidates are seeking a spot on the Rockford School Board. Bill Neblock, Laura Powers and Toby Kellogg are seeking President David Kelley’s spot in Subdistrict G. Kelley is not seeking re-election.
Jane Hayes, Ken Scrivano and Mickey Simmons are challenging current board member Alice Saudargas for the Subdistrict C seat on the board. Tim Rollins is challenging Jeanne Westholder in Subdistrict B. Bob Evans is unopposed in his re-election bid in Subdistrict E.
The church is accessible for those with special needs. Everyone will enter at the North Main Street door. The church is across the street from Beattie Park.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rockford Urban Ministries at (815) 964-7111.
From the March 2-8, 2011, issue
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