Area legislative candidates to participate in forum Oct. 1
Event to take place at Grand View Lodge's Gull Lake Center and will be livestreamed on Brainerd Dispatch Facebook page.
Area state legislative candidates will participate in a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Grand View Lodge's Gull Lake Center.
The following candidates were invited to attend:
- State Senate District 9: Paul Gazelka, Republican incumbent, and A. John Peters, DFL.
- State Senate District 10: Carrie Ruud, Republican incumbent, and Steve Samuelson, DFL.
- State House District 9A: John Poston, Republican incumbent, and Alex Hering, DFL.
- State House District 10A: Josh Heintzeman, Republican incumbent, and Dale Menk, DFL.
- State House District 10B: Dale Lueck, Republican incumbent, and Gaylene Spolarich, DFL.
This event is free and open to the public. Organizers will follow all safety rules related to face coverings, room capacity and social distancing. Neutral moderators will ask issue-based questions with timed responses. Audiences may also submit written questions to the candidates.
RSVPs may be made by visiting https://business.brainerdlakeschamber.com/events/details/2020-state-legislature-candidate-forum-112007 and clicking "register" to attend.
The forum will be streamed live on the Brainerd Dispatch Facebook page. Those who miss the livestream may watch the legislative forum under the video heading on brainerddispatch.com or the Brainerd Dispatch Facebook page.