Oceana County voters can meet candidates Tuesday in Walkerville

October 9, 2018

With the November election approaching, Walkerville Thrives is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates & Community Dinner event on Tuesday at the Walkerville Wesleyan Church gymnasium, 144 S. Hamon St., beginning at 6 p.m.

The public and candidates are cordially invited. Almost 50 candidates from races in Oceana County and across the state have been invited to attend.

Some of the seats in Oceana County that are up for election Nov. 6 include Crystal Township supervisor; Elbridge Township supervisor and trustee; Leavitt Township supervisor and treasurer; Village of Walkerville president and trustee; board member of Walkerville Public School; District No. 1 and No. 4 county commissioners; and Oceana County Road commissioner. There are also proposals on the ballot for Elbridge, Colfax and Leavitt townships.

Statewide races include governor; and lieutenant governor; Secretary of State; U.S. Senator; U.S. representative in Congress (2nd District); state senator (34th District); and representative in state legislature (100th District). There are also state proposals.

Candidates might also have information and promotion tables with materials to pick-up and review.

Candidates from all contested races will be given five minutes to talk about who they are, what position they are running for, why they are running and what their number one objective or goal is. The uncontested race candidates will be given two minutes to speak.

The Walkerville Thrives and Wesleyan Church volunteers will provide a dinner at $5 per person. Food proceeds benefit the local food bank.

To view candidates in attendance and more event details, visit Walkerville Thrives Meet the Candidates & Community Dinner facebook event or call Deanna Helmlinger at 231-873-1295. Candidates may still join the forum by contacting Helmlinger.

The Walkerville Thrives, a non-profit community development group and event host, focuses on building a strong Walkerville area community for residents and businesses, encouraging youth as an investment in the community, maintaining and improving community support and resources, developing new and strengthening existing tourism/visitor attractions, and building quality roads for businesses, farmers and residents. To participate, join us the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. at Walkerville Public Library, or follow the group’s facebook page, Walkerville Thrives.

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