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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 held a debate in Oak Creek on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm. You can view a video of that debate online on WisconsinEye hosts 1st Congressional District Debate.

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)

31st and 45th Assembly Districts

The Leagues of Women Voters of Beloit and Janesville, with co-sponsors the NAACP, Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB), Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, and Forward Janesville held a forum for the candidates running for the 31st and 45th Assembly Districts on Wednesday, October 10 at the Beloit City Hall.

31st Assembly District

  • Brittany Keyes (Democrat)
  • Amy Loudenbeck (Republican)

45th Assembly District
  • Mark Spreitzer (Democrat)
  • Reese Wood (Libertarian)

View BATV's video recording of the event:

43rd Assembly District

The LWV of the Whitewater Area conducted a candidate forum on Saturday, October 13.

  • Gabriel Szerlonedg (Republican)
  • Don Vruwink (Democrat)

View Whitewater Community TV's recording of the event

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10/13/18 from Whitewater Community TV on Vimeo.

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