Public encouraged to attend York County Commissioner candidate forum Wednesday, April 24

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YORK — KOOL Radio, with assistance from (, will be holding a York County Commissioner candidate forum on Wednesday, April 24, at the Kilgore Library in York.

All five candidates — three running in one district, two running in another — have been invited to participate.

Running for District 2 are LeRoy Ott and Nick Wollenburg.

Running for District 5 are Joe Burgess, Erick Brekke and Dean Heine.

All five are Republicans. Because the Primary race is partisan, the race for two seats will be likely be determined in the May election.

The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the forum starting at 6:30 p.m. It is likely the forum will last until 8 p.m.

Each candidate will be given two minutes to introduce themselves.

Then, candidates will be given a maximum of two minutes each to answer randomly drawn questions. The questions will be in a “fishbowl” and drawn by the moderator for each candidate, with candidates taking turns answering their particular question. No one will know which question will be asked of which candidate, in order to keep the forum fair.

The questions will be written ahead of time and the public will not be asking questions. However, the public is encouraged to attend in person.

After several rounds of questions, each candidate will be given the opportunity to make their closing statements, again with a timeframe of two minutes each.

Candidates have been reminded they do not have to speak the full two minutes if they choose not to – it is just being used as a maximum in able to hold the forum in a timely manner.

The forum will be broadcast live on KOOL Radio and a livestream will be available online. will be covering the event, with written installments regarding all the questions, answers and commentary from the evening, to be published online.



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