City Council Candidate Forum Thursday
Two more forums are being offered this month for people in Albany County and the city of Laramie to meet primary election candidates for contested races and ask them questions.
The League of Women Voters of Laramie and the Albany County Public Library are hosting the candidate forums to help inform the public about those running in the primary election. All the forums will be held at the library located at 310 South Eighth Street.
Tomorrow's forum will be for Laramie City Council Candidates, Ward Three. It will be held tomorrow, July 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. According chair of voter services for the League of Women Voters of Laramie Nancy Lockwood, four of the five candidates have said they can attend. She says that number is subject to change.
The last of the three forums will take place on Thursday, July 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This forum will be for both Albany County Attorney and Albany County Coroner candidates. According to the Albany County Clerk website, four people have filed as candidates for Albany County Attorney with half the field running as Republicans and half as Democrats. In addition, three people have filed as candidates for Albany County Coroner with all running as Democrats.
The first of three forums took place last Thursday, July 17. Six of the eight candidates for Albany County Commissioner were at the event. Lockwood says about 50 people from the community attended.
Lockwood says that the forums allow people to submit questions to candidates through a moderator. Questions will be answered in front of those attending, and candidates will have 90 seconds to answer the questions. In addition, time will be provided for people to meet with the candidates face to face.
"The hope is that by having community members meet the candidates, have them address their questions about community issues, hear responses to other questions, it will help them make a more informed choice when they are at the voting booth or filling out their ballots," says Lockwood.
Neither the Albany County League of Women Voters nor the Albany County Public Library support or oppose any candidates.
For a complete list of candidates filed for this year’s election, click here.