Candidate forum planned July 18, 19 at community college

Neighborhood business associations, in cooperation with Kansas City Kansas Community College, will hold a candidates’ forum for the primary election Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19, at Upper Jewell at the Community College. The election will be Tuesday, Aug. 1.

The neighborhood associations will include Business West, the Central Avenue Betterment Association and the Historic Northeast-Midtown Association.

The candidates for mayor and chief executive officer of the Unified Government who have been invited include David Alvey, David Haley, Mark Holland, Keith Jordan and Janice Witt. The candidates for Wyandotte County Sheriff who have invited include Don Ash, Charles Bunnell, Marvin Main, Celisha Towers and Victor Webb. The candidates for mayor are scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 followed by the candidates for sheriff at 7:30 p.m.

Candidates for Unified Commission have been invited to appear Wednesday, July 19. The commissioner candidates include John Fotovich, Mike Kane and Sarah Kremer, Fifth District; George Cooper, Jim Gibson and Jim Walters, Seventh District; and Brad Isnard, Kendon McClaine and Jane Philbrook, Eighth District.

Candidates for the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities, At-Large District One, who have been invited include Kevin Braun, Mary Gonzales, Bryan Messmer and Nikole Owens.

Candidates for the Unified Commission are scheduled to appear starting at 6 p.m. July 19, followed by the BPU candidates at 7:30 p.m.

The community college will tape the forum to be played back on Channel 17, the school’s public access channel on the Spectrum cable system, and Channel 146 on the Google TV system.


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