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Listen: KEDM Forums Give Voters A Chance To Meet The Candidates

Jay Curtis
Candidates speak about the issues facing District F.

Ouachita Parish residents had a chance to meet local candidates at the 90.3 KEDM Public Radio Candidate Forums. KEDM, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and the University of Louisiana at Monroe Student Government Association hosted three Candidate Forums in September.
The Louisiana Senate Candidate Forum took place Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. for Senate Districts 32, 33, and 35 at “The Terrace” 7th Floor Conference Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library.

Credit Cory Crowe / KEDM

You can listen to the Senate Candidate Forum  from September 5 here:

District 32-

District 33-

District 35-
The Louisiana House Candidate Forum  took place Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for House Districts 15 and 16 at “The Terrace” 7th Floor Conference Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library.

Listen: House 15

Listen House 16

House 16

The Ouachita Parish Candidate Forum took place on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center for other parish-wide races including Policy Jury, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor, Coroner, and West Monroe Alderman.
Listen Here : Police Jury - District B 

Police Jury B

Listen Here: Police Jury - District D

Police Jury D

Listen Here: Police Jury -District F 

Police Jury F

The Candidate Forums are an opportunity for residents, business andcommunity leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums were broadcast LIVE on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio,, and Facebook Live; and archived at

The election will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is September 11, or online September 21, 2019. Early voting takes place September 28, 30, and October 1-5, 2019.

Candidates in contested races who have qualified for the upcoming election were invited to attend the forum pertaining to their office. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience. In addition, candidates were asked questions by the forums’ moderator, KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. Finally, each candidate had the opportunity to make brief closing remarks.

For more information about the forums, please call KEDM Public Radio at 318-342-5556.