Making Democracy Work

Candidate Forums

The Janesville League of Women Voters provides candidate forums for local elections.

The guidelines give the LWV-JVL policies followed in providing these forums or debates.

1st Congressional District, US House of Representatives

Neither the Democratic nor Republican candidate accepted our invitation to participate in a Candidates Forum that we had hoped to hold in Janesville in late September/early October, so we provide links to interviews of the three candidates for this office that were conducted by Wisconsin Eye, a non-profit, private public affairs cable network in the state of Wisconsin.

The two major party candidates have scheduled a debate to be held in Oak Creek on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm. That debate will be viewable online on wisconsineye.org and jsonline.com.

Rock County Sheriff

The League of Women Voters of Janesville and of Beloit , with co-sponsors the NAACP and Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB), held a forum for three candidates running for Rock County Sheriff in the primary election on Wednesday, July 18 at the Kolak Education Center in Beloit.

View JATV's video recording of the event:

The two candidates running in the general election also provided written responses in mid-September to questions posed by the LWV-Janesville.

  • Troy Knudson (Democratic)
  • Jude G. Maurer (Republican)

Rock County Clerk of Circuit Courts

The two candidates provided written responses in mid-September to questions posed by the LWV-Janesville.

  • Chelo Dassow (Independent)
  • Jacki Gackstatter (Democratic)
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