Meet the candidates Oct. 9.

October 1, 2018

Meet the candidates Oct. 9.


WALKERVILLE – With the Nov. 6 election approaching, Walkerville Thrives is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates and Community Dinner” event Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Walkerville Wesleyan Church gymnasium, 144 S. Hamon St., beginning at 6 p.m.

“The public and candidates are cordially invited,” states a Walkerville Thrives press release. “Come out, meet and eat with the candidates! It is a great opportunity to get to know more about the people who serve our community.”

Forty eight candidates in county and state races have been invited. County candidates are running for the following: Crystal Township supervisor, Elbridge Township supervisor and trustee, Leavitt Township supervisor and treasurer, Village of Walkerville president and trustee, board member for the Walkerville Public Schools Board of Education, District #1 and #4 county commissioners, and Oceana County road commissioner.

The area and state candidates are running for: governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, US senator, representative in congress (2nd District), state senator (34th District), and representative in state legislature (100th District). Each candidate may also have information and promotion tables with materials for attendees to review.

In addition, there are also proposals on the ballot for Elbridge, Colfax, Leavitt, and the state. These will be made available for the public to review at the meeting.

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

Walkerville Thrives and Wesleyan Church volunteers will provide a dinner for $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.

“To assist with event attendance, invite your family and friends. Also, contact candidates you want to know more about, so they know you will be there.

“Walkerville Thrives, a non-profit community development group and event host,” states the press release. “The focus is on building a strong Walkerville-area community for residents and businesses; encouraging youth as an investment in our 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 at 7-8 p.m. at Walkerville Public Library or follow us on our Facebook page, ‘Walkerville Thrives.'”


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