League of Women Voters Announces Candidate Forums for Woodbury Races

Learn more about those seeking to represent you at upcoming events.

The League of Women Voters of Woodbury/Cottage Grove recently announced that it will sponsor upcoming candidate forums, which are open to the public.

County Board

The forum first is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the council chambers at Woodbury City Hall.

Candidates for Washington County commissioner in Districts 2 and 5 will discuss their respective platforms and answer questions at 7 p.m.

Incumbent Lisa Weik is facing off against challenger Nancy Remakel in District 5.

In District 2, incumbent Bill Pulkrabek is taking on Ted Bearth.

(An open forum will be held at 8:15 p.m. for the candidates for Newport mayor and Newport City Council.)

The public is encouraged to attend and to submit written questions for the candidates. The forums will be aired live on the local government access channel and will be rebroadcast before the elections are held.

Legislature/Woodbury Council

Forums planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Woodbury City Hall, will feature candidates for:

  • Senate District 53
  • House District 53A
  • House District 53B
  • Woodbury City Council

In Senate District 53, Republican incumbent Ted Lillie is taking on DFLer Susan Kent.

In House District 53A, DFLer JoAnn Ward will face off against Republican Pam Cunningham.

The race in House District 53B will see incumbent Andrea Kieffer, a Republican, take on Ann Marie Metzger on the DFL side.

There are five people running for two Woodbury City Council seats. They are:

  • Paul Rebholz (i)
  • Amy Scoggins (i)
  • Mike Thissen
  • Mark Doree
  • Joe Grinols

Other Forums

Forums for Senate District 54 and House Districts 54A and 54B and for Cottage Grove Mayor and City Council will be at Cottage Grove City Hall (7516 80th St. S., Cottage Grove 55016) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.  


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Kris Janisch October 09, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Also tonight, Community Conversations with Superintendent Keith Jacobus begin. Questions about the events can be addressed to the Communications Department at 651-458-6209. Meetings are scheduled for: Park High School: Tues., Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Main Entrance Woodbury High School: Mon., Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., South Entrance East Ridge High School: Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30-8 p.m., Activities Entrance
Mark Doree October 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Hi Kris, I am unable to make tonights forum. Mark Doree
Kris Janisch October 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Good to know Mark, thanks.
Laura Kruse October 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Any word on whether the forums will be offered via livestream?
Kris Janisch October 09, 2012 at 06:28 PM
A release from the SWCTC says it will be streamed online. The website is swctc.org.


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