With the General Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, The League of Women Voters of Darke County is again sponsoring a Candidates Forum as a public service. The forum will be for the contested race of Greenville School Board, featuring three candidates vying for two elected spots. James Sommer, Kristi Strawser, and Thomas Warner are the candidates who have filed successful petitions for the two seats.

The event will be filmed for broadcast on MyCountyLink.com, with viewing available at your convenience. There will be no audience, and it will feature the three candidates for the Board of Education.

After two-minute introductory speeches, candidates will answer questions screened by a panel of League members and presented to the candidates by a moderator. Please submit questions you would like to have asked by Saturday evening, October 21. The League will moderate and time the candidates’ responses. The program will not exceed one hour. Your questions for the candidates may be submitted to DarkeLWV@gmail.com. Questions should be appropriate and factual in content and may contain no slanderous remarks. Not all questions may be asked based on time constraints. None of the questions will be shared with any candidates in advance of the event.

The League has contracted with MyCountyLink.com to film the event. The video will not be edited and will be available in its entirety after October 25 at the MyCountyLink.com website. Any use of the debate footage requires the express written approval of the League of Women Voters of Darke County At Large Unit, and this forum will only be shown without any additions or deletions. This footage will not be used as a part of any campaign material or advertisement.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization with the major purpose being to inform voters about the candidates and issues. Further information about the Candidates Debate may be obtained by contacting Holly Finnarn or Eileen Litchfield at Darkelwv@gmail.com, Voter Service Co-Chairs.