Local candidate forums start Saturday

January 31, 2014
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The Chicago Westside chapter of the NAACP has organized five candidate forums starting Saturday, Feb. 1:

State Issues Part I: This will feature candidates for the 10th District state representative seat in the Illinois General Assembly. It will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at United for Better Living C.C., 4540 W. Washington.

Cook County Matters: Candidates for the Cook County 1st District commissioner post and Cook County sheriff will be featured. It will be held 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Sankofa, 5820 W. Chicago Ave.

City Matters: This will feature candidates for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Sankofa, 5820 W. Chicago Ave.

State Issues, Part II: Candidates for the 9th District state representative seat in the Illinois General Assembly will take center stage. It will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Spirit of Truth Church, 3443 W. Harrison St.

Who’s Judging: This event will feature judicial candidates in the 7th Cook County Subcircuit and Circuit Court, and Illinois Appellate (1st District).

Send questions you’d like the candidates to answer to westsidenaacp@gmail.com.

Here’s who’s on the Democratic ballot in these races, listed in the order they will appear March 18:

1st District Cook County commissioner: Brenda Smith, Blake Sercye, Isaac “Ike” Carothers, Richard R. Boykin and Ronald Lawless

9th District state rep: Arthur Turner

10th District state rep: Pamela Reaves-Harris, Derrick Smith, Beverly Perteet, Eddie Winters and Antwan D. Hampton

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner: Cynthia M. Santos, Frank Avila, Timothy “Tim” Bradford, Josina Morita, Tom Courtney, Adam Miguest, John S. Xydakis, Frank Edward Gardner, Kathleen Mary O’Reilley and Brendan Francis Houlihan

Cook County sheriff: Thomas J. Dart, Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Palka, Sylvester E. Baker Jr. and William “Bill” Evans

Here’s who’s on the Republican ballot in these races:

9th District state rep: Myles Lloyd Tobin

10th District state rep: Mark Calonder

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner: R. Cary Capparelli, Herb Schumann and James (Jim) Parrilli

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