PIQUA — A community education forum featuring state and local issues and candidates in the November election affecting Piqua area residents will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Piqua. The evening is organized by the YWCA Public Policy Committee. Interested citizens are invited to attend the forum which is free and open to the public.
This event will feature invited candidates with opposition who are running in the November 7 General Election including Piqua City Commission Ward 3 (write-in candidates: Jack Bastian, Brad Boehringer, David Jones and Kris Lee), Ward 4 (write-in candidates: Timothy Lee, David Short and Joseph Sorrell) and Piqua City School Board of Education (write-in candidates: Nicholas Alexander and Sean Ford and certified candidates on the ballot: Andy Hite and Kelly McMaken).
The two local issues that will be on the ballot include Miami County Park District levy renewal (Scott Myers) and Piqua City Schools levy renewal (Dwayne Thompson).
Public Policy committee members will also give the pros and cons for State Issues 1 and 2. “We provide this as information-only for voters,” said Barb Davis, chairperson for the YWCA Public Policy committee. “An explanation on the procedure for voting for certified candidates on the ballot as well as write-in candidates will also be given during the event.”
Karen Wendeln, member of the YWCA Public Policy Committee, will serve as moderator. Written questions from the audience will be accepted and presented to the candidates and issue representative by the moderator.
The forum will be taped live by WPTW (1570 AM) and will also be taped for later broadcast by Piqua Indian Nation (Channel 5).
For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.