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Voters invited to attend 'Meet the Candidates' forum Sept. 8

The event is hosted by Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative.

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WADENA — Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) will host a ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum on September 8 at the Lions Community Center in Verndale for all eligible voters. A social with light refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the candidate forum to begin at 7 p.m.
"Issues involving rural access to broadband, rate regulation of cooperatives, protection of our assigned service territory rights, renewable energy, strengthening our rural economies and a host of other related issues, can all be influenced by our elected officials. TWEC believes that its membership and all eligible voters deserve to be informed about the views that their candidates have on these important issues and this is why we have historically sponsored a candidates’ forum within our service area," said Dan Carlisle, TWEC President/CEO.
Democratic member control, educating members, and concern for community are three of the cooperative principles and reasons why TWEC is hosting this forum for voters. TWEC members are encouraged to attend, as are all eligible voters in the area. All candidates from Minnesota House Districts 5A, 5B, 9B, 10A, 12B, Senate District 7 & 8, Minnesota Senate Districts 5, 9, 10, 12, Governor, State Senate, Attorney General, State Auditor, and Secretary of State candidates have been invited to this event.
Each candidate will be given a few minutes to explain his or her reasons for running for office and his or her legislative priorities. In addition, attendees will be invited to write questions that will be forwarded for the candidates’ responses. While the cooperative’s primary interest involves energy issues, all matters of legislation will be open for discussion. “I encourage you all to attend and learn about what each candidate stands for. Then take that knowledge to the voting booth,” said Carlisle. The event will take place at the Lions Community Center at 109 1 st Street SE, Verndale, MN 56481.

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