Local candidates Henry Schwaller IV, Scott Simpson, James Meier, Lance Jones, Gregory Schwartz, Sarah Rankin, Leslie Blagrave, Miranda Fox, Jerald Braun, Luke Oborny and Paul Adamshave confirmed that they will attend the forum.
The forum will begin at 6:30 with Hays City Commission candidates Schwaller, Simpson, Meier and Jones. The candidates will give an opening statement. The moderator, Lawrence Gould, professor of political science at FHSU, will follow with prepared questions and questions from the public.
Beginning at 8 p.m., USD 489 Board of Education candidates Schwartz, Rankin, Blagrave, Fox, Braun, Oborny and Adams will give opening statements. The moderator, Deborah Ludwig, dean of Forsyth Library at FHSU, will follow with prepared questions and questions from the public.
Other sponsors for the forum, along with the American Democracy Project and the Hays Chamber, are the FHSU Student Government Association, the Department of Political Science, the College of Education and Technology, the Center For Civic Leadership, and Midwest Energy. All FHSU students and registered voters within the Hays community are invited to attend this free event.