Candidates’ forum scheduled for Oct. 17

Sandpoint mayor and city council candidates, LPOSD trustee candidates invited

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The Sandpoint Reader, KRFY 88.5 FM Panhandle Community Radio and Sandpoint Online will host a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sandpoint Community Hall (204 S. First Ave.). 

Candidates for Sandpoint mayor and City Council have been invited, as well as board of trustees candidates from Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 83.

In the Sandpoint mayoral race, Jeremy Grimm, Kate McAlister and Frytz Mor have been invited to attend. 

In the Sandpoint City Council race, the following candidates were sent an invitation: Amelia Boyd, Pam Duquette, Deb Ruehle, Kyle Schreiber, Grant Simmons and Elle Susnis. 

Finally, LPOSD candidates from Zone 1 include Jenn McKnight and Scott Wood. Incumbent Zone 4 Trustee Geraldine Lewis has also been invited, but is running unopposed.

As is the custom before an election, these forums are free to attend and open to all who would like to learn more about their candidates’ positions on issues that affect the community.

Each candidate will be given time for an opening statement, which will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Moderators will read questions aloud submitted via notecard at the forum. 

Candidates will give closing statements before the end of the forum at 7:30 p.m.

For those unable to attend, KRFY will stream the event live on and will also air it on 88.5 FM. Those wishing to submit questions for candidates but will not be able to attend the forum are invited to send their questions in advance to publisher Ben Olson at [email protected] with the word FORUM in the subject line.

The Reader will publish a candidate questionnaire in the Thursday, Oct. 12 edition, prior to the forum, which will include questions and answers from candidates in the aforementioned races, as well as those running for seats on the West Bonner County School District Board of Trustees.

For more information about the November election, please visit Election Central on

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