Ouachita Parish residents will 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 is hosting three Candidate Forums in September.
The Louisiana Senate Candidate Forum will take 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.
You can listen to the Senate Candidate Forum from September 5 here:
The Louisiana House Candidate Forum will take 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.
The Ouachita Parish Candidate Forum will take 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.
The Candidate Forums are an opportunity for residents, business andcommunity leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums will be broadcast LIVE on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, KEDM.org, and Facebook Live; and archived at KEDM.org.
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 have been invited to attend the forum pertaining to their office. Each candidate will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience. In addition, candidates will be asked questions by the forums’ moderator, KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. Finally, each candidate will have the opportunity to make brief closing remarks.
These forums are free and open to the general public and media; however,seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For more information about the forums, please call KEDM Public Radio at 318-342-5556.