Two candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County and LWV Wisconsin will be held prior to the August 11 partisan primary without an audience due to COVID safety requirements. Because there will be no audience, the League encourages the public to submit policy questions ahead of time.
On Thursday, July 9, Sixth Congressional District candidates Michael Beardsley, Matthew Boor and Jessica King will answer questions from a panel including Nathaniel Shuda, editor of the Oshkosh Northwestern, and Karen Schneider, publisher of the Oshkosh Herald. Panel members will ask their own questions as well as those submitted by the public. The candidates are competing to be the Democratic Party nominee on the Nov. 3 ballot. The sixth U.S. Congressional District includes these counties: most of Winnebago, Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Manitowoc, and the northern half of Dodge. The Congressional segment will be followed by Winnebago County Register of Deeds candidates Paul Esslinger and Natalie Strohmeyer (incumbent), who are vying for the Republican Party slot on the Nov. 3 ballot. The July 9 forum will be broadcast live on Oshkosh Media and on radio WOCT 101.9 FM beginning at 6:30 pm and rebroadcast often prior to the August 11 election. It will also be available via video streaming at www.oshkoshmedia.org and on the Oshkosh Media YouTube channel. The July 9 forum is also sponsored by Oshkosh Media.
On Tuesday, July 7, LWV Winnebago County will hold a forum with Republican Party candidates vying to represent State Assembly District 55: Lauri Asbury, Jay Schroeder, and Rachael Cabral-Guevara. That district includes Neenah, Clayton, Greenville, Grand Chute and Fox Crossing. The forum will be taped and made available on YouTube.
Public policy questions for the candidates at all forums may be submitted in advance to wcLWVinfo@gmail.com (subject: forum question), by phone to (920) 231-4770, or by U.S. mail to 1936 Hazel St., Oshkosh WI 54901. LWV reserves the right to edit submitted questions for clarity and/or brevity. Questions must be directed to all candidates vying for a given office. There may not be time to ask all questions submitted. LWV neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties.