Local voters can meet candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and school board at a Saturday event sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and meet informally with local residents from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. All candidates for City Commission and school board have been invited to attend.
Voters will elect three city commissioners and four school board members on April 5. There will be no primary in either race. Candidates filed for City Commission are Sven Alstrom, Hugh Carter, Mike Dever, Mike Machell and Bob Schumm. Candidates for school board are James Clark, Ola Faucher, Rick Ingram, Shannon Kimball, Diane Lindeman, Randy Masten, Marlene Merrill, Keith Moore, Tyler Palmer and Bill Roth.
The candidate event will immediately follow the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast with area legislators, which starts at 8 a.m. in the Alton Ballroom. Eggs and Issues is a paid event, and reservations can be made through the chamber. The VEC candidate event is free and open to the public.
The Voter Education Coalition is a nonpartisan organization that includes 19 community organizations that promotes civil dialogue and broad participation of citizens and candidates through community forums.