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MEDCO and Marion Chamber of Commerce to Host Candidate Forums

The Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) and the Marion Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting candidate forums featuring individuals seeking a seat on the Marion City Council, Linn-Mar School Board, or Marion Independent School Board.

The forums will take place Wednesday, October 20th from 5:00 – 8:45 p.m. at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center (4500 North 10th Street, Marion).

The forums will be combined into one night to include candidates for the Marion City Council and the two school boards. The schedule will be as follows:

Marion School Board Candidate Forum 5:00 – 6:00 pm

BREAK 6:00 – 6:15 pm

Marion City Council Candidate Forum 6:15 – 7:15 pm

BREAK 7:15 – 7:30 pm

Linn-Mar School Board Candidate Forum 7:30 – 8:45 pm

The forums will follow a question-and-answer format of predetermined questions, while also giving the audience an opportunity to submit questions to the moderator.

The first hour of the forum will feature the Marion School Board candidates. 

The second hour of the forum will feature Marion City Council candidates. 

The last hour of the forum will feature Linn-Mar School Board candidates. Invited candidates include Geralyn Jones, Kara Larson, Cara Lausen (Incumbent), Matt Rollinger, Melissa Walker, and Rachel Wall (Incumbent). An additional 15 minutes was added to the Linn-Mar forum to accommodate sufficient time for the large number of candidates.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the forums. The combined City Council and School Board elections will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd.