Midterms 2018: A list of candidate forum

10/03/2018 02:13 PM

With midterm elections just a month away, candidates for political offices are making their final pitches to voters in forums. Below is a list of some political forums happening over the next month.

October 4
State Senate District 2- Republican Sen. Danny Carroll and Democratic challenger Julie Tennyson.
State House District 3- Republican candidate Randy Bridges and Democrat Martha Emmons.
The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidate forum breakfast at 7:30 am at the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center.
More information here: https://www.paducahchamber.org/news/2018/09/16/main/october-power-in-partnership-breakfast-political-forum/

October 9
State House District 32- Republican Rep. Phil Moffett and Democratic challenger Tina Bojanowski.
State House District 34- Democrat Rep. Mary Lou Marzian and Republican challenger Robert James Douglas
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30pm at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church

State House District 33- Republican Rep. Jason Nemes and Democratic challenger Rob Walker.
State Senate District 36- Republican Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Democratic challenger Sheri Donahue.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30pm at Middletown Library.
Information for both can be found here: http://www.lwvlouisville.org/

October 11
State House District 30- Democrat Rep. Thomas Burch and Republican challenger Christina O’Connor.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30pm at Iroquois Library.
Information can be found here: http://www.lwvlouisville.org/

October 16
Lexington’s Domestic Violence Prevention Board is holding a Candidates forum for contested legislative and judicial races in Fayette County.
State Senate District 12- Democratic challenger Paula Setser Kissick is tentatively attending.
State Senate District 28- Republican Sen. Ralph Alvarado and Democratic challenger Denise Gray.
State Senate District 34-Democratic challenger Susan Byrne Haddix
State House District 12- Democratic candidate Joe Graviss
State House District 79- Democrat Rep. Susan Westrom
State House District 88- Democratic candidate Cherlynn Stevenson
The forum will be held from 2:30-4:30 pm at Farish Theater.
Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-candidates-forum-tickets-50505638725

Oldham County Chamber is holding a candidate forum from 6 to 8 pm at City Place in LaGrange. Confirmed candidates include:
4th U.S. Congressional-Democratic challenger for the District Seth Hall, Independent challenger Mike Moffett and Independent challenger David Goodwin.
State House District 33- Republican Rep. Jason Nemes
State House District 48- Democratic challenger Maria Sorolis
State House District 59- Republican Rep. David Osborne, Democratic challenger Diane Seaman, and Independent challenger Samantha Gerges.
State Senate District 26- Republican Sen. Ernie Harris and Democratic challenger Karen Berg.
Information can be found here: http://www.oldhamcountychamber.com/events/details/candidate-forum-2018-1912

October 19
State House District 35- Republican candidate Donna Lawlor and Democrat candidate Lisa Willner.
State House District 38- Democrat Rep. McKenzie Cantrell and Republican challenger Karl Licht.
State House District 40- Democrat candidate Nima Kulkarni and Republican candidate Joshua Neubert.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30pm at Iroquois Library.
Information can be found here: http://www.lwvlouisville.org/

October 23
State House District 37- Democrat Rep. Jeff Donahue and Republican challenger Katharine Sweeton-Windsor
State Senate District 38- Republican Sen. Dan Seum and Independent challenger Susie Board.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum at 6 pm at the Fairdale Library.
Information can be found here: https://www.vote411.org/event/9223#.W7OcwHtKhhE

State House District 31- Democrat candidate Josie Raymond and Republican challenger Leigh Boland Jones.
State Senate District 14-Republican Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Democratic challenger Stephanie Compton.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum at 6:30 pm at Jeffersontown City Hall.
Information can be found here: https://www.vote411.org/event/9224#.W7OczHtKhhE

October 24
State House District 44- Democrat Rep. Joni Jenkins and Republican challenger Margaret Adkins.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum at 6:30 pm at Southwest Library.
Information can be found here: https://www.vote411.org/event/9225#.W7OcxXtKhhE

TEA Party of Kentucky is holding a Jefferson County Candidate forum. A list of confirmed candidates has not been released ,but all candidates appearing on the Jefferson County ballot are invited.
Speeches begin at 7pm at McMahan Fire Department Party Room.
More Information can be found here: https://www.afaofky.com/afa.2016.10.24.CandidateForum-2.pdf

October 30
State House District 29- Republican Rep. Kevin Bratcher and Democrat Challenger Ronel Brown.
State House District 46- Democrat Rep. Alan Gentry and Republican challenger James Stansbury.
The Louisville League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum at 6:30 pm at South Central Library.
Information can be found here: https://www.vote411.org/event/9226#.W7Oc1ntKhhE

*This is not a complete list—please email michon.lindstrom@charter.com with information on any forums/debates.

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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