Meet the Candidates Forums

Meet the Candidates Forums

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The League of Women Voters Anoka, Blaine Coon Rapids sponsors non-partisan candidate forums in Anoka County and northern Hennepin County. Meet the Candidate Forums are held prior to elections to help voters obtain information about candidates' stands on issues.  Meet the Candidate Forums are filmed and aired by local cable television stations.  All video is also available on the LWV ABC YouTube channel.

 

 

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 2020 Meet the Candidates Forums      

In 2020, all Meet the Candidates Forums will be filmed without a live audience to maintain social distancing.  Members of the public can submit questions prior to filming, up until the day before the forum.  The forum moderator  will ask a variety of questions from those submitted. 

August 11, 2020 Primary Election 

 

  • Coon Rapids City Council - Primary Election
      • 80 minutes; June 25, 2020; produced by CTN
  • US 5th Congressional District - DFL Primary Debate 
      • 63 minutes; sponsored by Mpls and West Metro area LWVs; produced by CCX Media.
      • Participants Les Lester, Daniel Patrick McCarthy and Antone Melton-Meaux.  John Mason was ill. Incumbent Ihlan Omar unable to participate as called back into session, video statement submitted.
          • Note: US Congressional District 5 Republican Primary Debate was cancelled as only one candidate responded.

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November 3, 2020 General Election

 

Upcoming 2020 General Election Meet the Candidates Forums 

Links to the video will be added when the video becomes available from our cable television partners. 

  • Andover - Andover Mayor, Andover City Council, Minnesota House District 35B - General Election
      • September 9, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE by September 8
  • Anoka City - Anoka City Mayor and Anoka City Council At-Large
      • August 18, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE by August 17
  • Anoka City - Minnesota Senate District 35 and Minnesota House District 35A
      • August 20, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE by August 19
  • Anoka County - Anoka County Commissioner District 1, 2, 3, 6 and Soil and Water Conservation District 1 Forum - General Election 
      • August 27, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE by August 26
  • Blaine - Blaine Mayor, Blaine City Council Ward 1, Blaine City Council Ward 3,  Minnesota Senate District 37, Minnesota House District 37A, Minnesota House District 37B and County Commissioner District 3 - General Election
      • Date not yet confirmed - check back
      • Submit your questions HERE
  • Champlin - Minnesota Senate District 36, Minnesota House District 36A and Champlin City Council Wards 3 & 4 - General Election
      • Sept 2, 2020 Taping Date
      • Forum is co-sponsored by Champlin Women of Today.
      • Submit your questions HERE by September 1, 2020
  • Columbia Heights - Columbia Heights Mayor, Columbia Heights City Council, Minnesota Senate District 41 and Minnesota House District 41B - General Election
      • September 29, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE by September 28, 2020
  • Coon Rapids - Coon Rapids City Council Ward 4
      • August 24, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE intil August 23
  • Coon Rapids - Minnesota House District 36B and Minnesota House District 37A - General Election
      • August 25, 2020 Taping Date
      • Submit your questions HERE until August 24
  • Fridley - Minnesota Senate District 41, Minnesota House District 41A, Fridley Mayor and Fridley City Council - General Election
      • Date not yet confirmed - check back
      • Submit your questions HERE
  • Ham Lake and East Bethel -  Minnesota Senate District 31, Minnesota House District 31B, East Bethel Mayor,  East Bethel City Council and Ham Lake City Council - General Election
      • September 24, 2020
      • Submit your questions HERE by September 23
  • Nowthen - Nowthen Mayor and Nowthen City Council - General Election 
      • Date not yet confirmed - check back
      • Submit your questions HERE
  • Ramsey - Ramsey Mayor and Ramsey City Council - General Election
      • Date not yet confirmed - check back
      • Submit your questions HERE
  • Spring Lake Park - Spring Lake Park Mayor and Spring Lake Park City Council - General Election 
      • Date not yet confirmed - check back
      • Submit your questions HERE

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