Voter forum

League of Women Voters to Hold Candidate Forums for Primary Elections, 2020

Batavia, Ill – January 7, 2020 - The Aurora Area, Central Kane County, and
Naperville chapters of the League of Women Voters (LWV), along with the
Batavia Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor candidate forums in winter 2020 for
select contested primary elections. The public is invited and encouraged to
attend. Seating is limited so the audience members should arrive early.

The forums will be recorded by Batavia Access TV (BATV) and available online
afterwards. Please visit the LWV Aurora Area, Central Kane County, or
Naperville chapter websites to view the forums and/or to join one of these
chapters. All women and men aged 16 and older are welcome to become members
of the League of Women Voters.

The first Candidate Forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. It takes
place at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia. The forum for the
14th Congressional District will begin at 7 p.m. This will be followed by a
combined forum for state legislators.

14th Congressional District forum. Candidates invited are Jim Oberweis,
Catalina Lauf, James T."Jim" Marter, Ted Gradel, Sue Rezin, Jerry Evans, and
Anthony Catella.

Those invited for the combined forum includes:

25th Illinois Senate - Jeanette Ward, Beth Goncher
49th Illinois Representative - Laura Curtis, Douglas Warlick
65th Illinois Representative - Martha Paschke, Mohammad "Mo" Iqbal

Only candidates in contested races have been invited to participate in these

The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, envisions a democracy where
every individual has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence
to participate. The League believes in the power of citizens to create a more
perfect democracy and has been conducting forums as part of its mission of
voter education for decades. The LWV is proud to be nonpartisan, neither
supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of
government, but always working on vital issues of concern to its members and
the public.