Six candidates for three positions to gather at high school theater
The public will have a chance to see Ashland City Council candidates air their views at a Candidate Forum on Sunday at Ashland High School sponsored by the Ashland Branch of the AAUW of Oregon and the Mountain Meadows Democrats Plus organization.
Six candidates running for three positions are expected: Joy Fate and Tonya Graham, candidates for Position 2; Jill Franko and Robert Kaplan, Position 4; and Jim Falkenstein and Eric Hansen, Position 6.
An educated public is essential to ensuring a thriving democracy, the AAUW chapter said in its event announcement, and an engaged community is essential to ensuring our city advances the governmental policies that will serve its citizens.
The forum is scheduled to run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Mountain Avenue Theater on the AHS campus at 201 S. Mountain Ave.
The public is encouraged to attend. Voting is your opportunity to have a voice in who the decision-makers are in our city. Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day to register to vote. Ballots will be mailed starting Oct. 19. Ballots must be returned or postmarked by Nov. 8.
AAUW is a nonprofit, nonpartisan national organization with the mission to advance equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. For more information, go to aauw-or.aauw.net.
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