LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUMS
WHAT:  2016 Local Candidate Forums for local offices sponsored by LWVT's Local Government Study and Action Group and partners

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 28, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 300 S. Adams Street


The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 27   
5:30 p.m.    Meet and Greet   
6:00 p.m.    City Commission Seat 1   
6:50 p.m.    City Commission Seat 2
7:25 p.m.    Supervisor of Elections   
8:10 p.m.    Sheriff   
Thursday, July 28
5:30 p.m.  Meet & Greet
6:00 p.m.  County Commission District 2
7:35 p.m.  County Commission At Large
8:00 p.m.  Superintendent of Schools

Please keep in mind all times are approximate, although we will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Questions will be prepared in advance by League members and friends as well as solicited from the audience. Questions from the audience will be reviewed by League members. We could use more questions, especially related to the topic of public health care.

We also need several volunteers each night for various jobs such as:

  • Setting up and manning an LWVT information and membership table (2 people)
  • Handing out programs (2 people)
  • Handing out 3 x 5 cards and pencils to audience members who want to submit questions (2 people)
  • Picking up 3 x 5 cards from audience members and delivering them to League screeners (2 people)
  • Staging for each group of candidates -- changing name placards, placing note paper and pens on table (2 people)
  • Candidate wranglers to get the candidates into the Chambers at the correct time (2 people)

One job we don't have to do is provide refreshments. Food and drinks will be provided by the Woman's Club of Tallahassee. Be sure and thank those ladies at the forums.


If you have questions for candidates and/or can volunteer to help out one or both nights, please contact Linda Davis at lgdavis75@gmail.com or 878-7320 or 559-0935 by July 22. After July 10, you can also contact Joan Kanan at JoanKanan03@yahoo.com.

All candidates for office in Tallahassee and the surrounding area are welcome to attend. Tables will be set up in the area outside the City Commission Chambers where candidates can display their campaign materials.

Join WFSU and host Tom Flanigan for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern YOU!


For the 2016 election cycle, July will bring a focus on our local elections - what we are dubbing, "Political Perspectives."  Each of these episodes will be available to view on both 4fsu (channel 4 for Comcast subscribers - view TV schedules) and online at wfsu.org/perspectives.  Summer 2016's schedule includes the following conversations.



Political Perspectives Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, July 5  -              Leon County Clerk of Court

Wednesday, July 6 -         Leon County Sheriff

Thursday, July 7 -             Leon School Superintendent

Friday, July 8 -                  Leon County Property Appraiser

Monday, July 11 -             Leon County Supervisor of Elections

Tuesday, July 12 -             Leon County Commission Seat Two

Wednesday, July 13 -       Leon County Commission At Large One

Thursday, July 14 -           Leon County School Board District Two

Friday, July 15 -                 Leon County School Board District Four

Monday, July 18 -             Tallahassee City Commission Seat One

Tuesday, July 19 -             Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two

Wednesday, July 20 -      Congressional Seat Two

Thursday, July 21 -           Congressional Seat Five

Friday, July 22 -                 Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney

Monday, July 25 -             Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender

Tuesday, July 26 -             Florida House District Eight

Wednesday, July 27 -       Florida House District Nine

Please join us by listening to the program every Thursday morning at 11, and by calling WFSU. The numbers are 850-414-1234, or 800-926-8809. You can also e-mail your questions and comments to perspectives@wfsu.org .

Upcoming Election Dates


Primary: Tuesday, August 30

General Election: Tuesday, November 8


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