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Take a look at the candidates

Austin and Mower County voters hoping to get a look at the candidates in local races will get that chance next week at a series of forums.

The League of Women Voters Austin Area will hold two forums. Austin School Board candidates and Mower County Board candidates will be on hand Tuesday. State senator and state representative candidates, along with Austin City Council and mayoral candidates, will have their forum Oct. 25.

The forums will start at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in Austin's Municipal Building. The forums will include questions in writing from the public. Organizers say there also will be a table for voter registration during the forums.

Austin Cable Channel 16 will televise the forums. A date and time will be announced later.

The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce will host a morning of "Meet the Candidates" forums Oct. 27 for the Austin City Council, county board and school board. In one morning, those who attend will have an opportunity to hear from 19 candidates running for the local offices.


The forum will be divided into three parts:

• 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Mower County Board's 1st and 2nd districts: Ray Tucker, Polly Glynn, Paul Fischer and Tim Gabrielson.

• 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Austin School Board, three seats, six candidates: Richard Lees, Mary Jane Kestner, Carol McAlister, Don Leathers, Kathy Glowac and Bruce Quitmeyer.

• 10:40 a.m. to noon. Austin city races. Mayor: Dick Lang, Tom Stiehm. City council at large: Janet Anderson, Alex Mayfield. City council Ward 1: Malcolm McDonald, Michael Jordal. City council Ward 2: Steve King (unopposed.) City council Ward 3: Lynn Spainhower, Jeremy Carolan.

Time will be allowed for opening and closing remarks from all candidates. Questions from the audience will be asked through moderators. The forum will be moderated by members of the chamber's Government Affairs Committee and KAUS AM/FM Radio. KAUS will broadcast all three segments live on AM 1480 radio.

Pre-registration for the chamber event is encouraged. The cost is $7 a person, which includes breakfast. To register, call the chamber at 437-4561.

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