(ALLIANCE)-Three candidates for the Nebraska Legislature will participate in a forum on Monday, October 8 at 1:00 pm in the Alliance High School Performing Arts Center.
Legislative District 43 candidates Al Davis and John Ravenscroft and LD 47 candidate Ken Schilz will answer questions about Nebraska issues our government will be facing in the next few years.
Davis of Hyannis and Ravenscroft of Nenzel emerged from a field of seven candidates in the May Primary election to advance to the November general election. After the 2011 legislative redistricting, Alliance and eastern Box Butte County were transferred into LD 43, which includes the Nebraska Sandhills, 22% of the area of the state of Nebraska.
Senator Ken Schilz of Ogallala currently serves LD 47, which includes Hemingford and western BoxButteCounty. Schilz is running unopposed for reelection.
The public is invited to attend the Legislative Forum at the high school. If you have questions for the candidates, you will be asked to write them on a note card. Similar questions will be combined, and then given to the moderator, Dr. Pat Jones, Alliance High School Principal.
Each candidate will give a short introduction, and each of the three men will answer every question in turn.
On Tuesday, October 9, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a legislative breakfast at the American Legion at 7:00 am. Legislative candidates Al Davis and John Ravenscroft will be joined by current Senator LeRoy Louden. Due to term limits, Senator Louden is not running for reelection. Area residents will have the opportunity to visit about any issues facing our area. Breakfast will be sold by the Legion.
The citizens of our area are encouraged to find out as much as possible about candidates for each of the races before casting their ballots in the November general election.