The many candidate forums to choose from this spring

Compiled by Ben Olson

If you’re looking to attend a candidates’ forum before the primary election in May, there are plenty to choose from.

Bonner County Farm Bureau forum

April 3 • 5:30-9 p.m.
Blanchard Grange Hall

This forum has invited state legislative and Bonner County candidates. A meet and greet will kick off the night at 5:30-6 p.m., followed by county candidate Q&A from 6-7:30 p.m. and a state candidate Q&A from 7:30-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring hand-written questions.

Bonner County Republican Women and Bonner County Republican Central Committee forum

April 7 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
VFW Hall Sandpoint

This forum will focus on gubernatorial candidates from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and lieutenant governor candidates from 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Bonner County Farm Bureau forum

April 10 • 5:30-9 p.m.
Clark Fork Senior Center

Sponsored by the Bonner County Farm Bureau, this forum will feature a meet and greet from 5:30-6 p.m., county commissioner and assessor candidates from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and State Senate and District Representative candidates from 7:30-9 p.m. Bring hand-written questions.

North Idaho Federated Republican Women

April 12 • 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express – Ponderay

This forum will feature State Senate and House candidates.

KYMS 89.9 FM “The Bridge” Christian Country radio forum

April 14 • 1:30-3 p.m.
Sandpoint Community Hall

This forum is for District 1 State Senate candidates. It is styled more as a debate, with audience members encouraged to write questions for moderators to ask candidates.

Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. candidates forum

April 17 • 10 a.m.
Ponderay Events Center

Starting with a 30-minute meet and greet, this forum will then focus on county and legislative district candidates, who will give a two-minute introduction, followed by a question and answer period. To RSVP for the forum, call (208) 627-7969.

Selkirk REALTORS candidates forum

May 1 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sandpoint Community Hall

Hosted by the Selkirk REALTORS, this forum has invited all county and state legislative candidates.

Candidates Forum hosted by Reader, Sandpoint Online and KRFY

May 8 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sandpoint High School Auditorium

All county and legislative candidates have been invited to participate in this moderated forum a week before the election. All candidates in contested races have confirmed they will attend the forum. This forum will also be available to stream live on KRFY 88.5 FM and will be available to stream later on KRFY’s website.

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