City council, board of education candidate forums at Sullivan Center March 5, 19
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Next Rockford, a group of young professionals actively involved in a number of key regional initiatives, is organizing two candidate forums in March to inform voters about key issues with the Rockford City Council and the Rockford Board of Education.
The group will host a city council candidate forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at the downtown Sullivan Center (formerly New American Theater) at 118 N. Main St., Rockford. All candidates for the city council have been invited to attend; only those in contested races will participate in the on-stage forum.
A second forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, also at the downtown Sullivan Center, will feature candidates for the Rockford Board of Education. Again, all school board candidates have been invited to attend; only those in contested races will participate in the on-stage forum.
Both events will feature panelists from the daily newspaper and Next Rockford. Community members can submit question and topic suggestions via the Next Rockford Facebook page and on the Next Rockford blog at www.rrstar.com.
The general election is set for Tuesday, April 9.
Posted Feb. 28, 2013
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