6 candidates for Statehouse seats representing Dubuque County share views at forum | Tri-state News

In an election reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, one standby event on the election year calendar continued, albeit entirely online — the Dubuque League of Women Voters candidate forum.

For nearly an hour and a half Tuesday night, six candidates for four Statehouse seats representing portions of Dubuque County answered the same list of questions, submitted by county residents. Several of these focused on COVID-19 relief needed in the 2021 legislative session. Others touched on gun control, Iowa’s privatization of Medicaid, felon voting rights and a possible moratorium on factory farms.

Positions and answers were as varying as the candidates.

The only question answered with a unified voice was their opposition to a constitutional convention. Every 10 years, by statute, Iowa voters are asked if they favor establishing one.

Iowa Senate District 50

Regarding COVID-19, candidates were asked what needs they would express to Gov. Kim Reynolds if the opportunity

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Voter guide has information on Whatcom election candidates

No long lines for Washington voters. Your ballot arrived by mail and, while you have until election day to vote, if you’re ready to vote now, The Bellingham Herald’s 2020 Voter Guide can help inform you about local and state candidates and measures.

First, your deadlines.

Ballots were mailed Oct. 16 but it make take several days to reach you. You have until Wednesday, Oct. 21, to contact the auditor at 360-778-5100 or to get a replacement ballot.

If you’re unsure about your registration status, you can check on it by visiting the Washington Secretary of State’s website.

You have until Monday, Oct. 26, to register to vote or change your address online or by mail.

You can still register in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, 311 Grand Ave., from Tuesday, Oct. 27, until polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Face coverings and social distancing

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Eight candidates vying for four Chesterfield Township trustee seats | News

Chesterfield Township voters will soon elect a new board of trustees.

All seven board seats — supervisor, clerk, treasurer and four trustee seats — are up for election this fall. The Nov. 3 ballot will ask voters to select four of eight candidates vying for a trustee spot.

Four incumbent Republican trustees — Hank Anderson, Brian Scott DeMuynck, David M. Joseph and Kathy D. Vosburg — are seeking reelection against Democrats Shawn Elliott, John Grivas, Linda Hartman and Michelle Merriwether.

Elected officials’ salaries follow a percentage increase each year of their union contract. The 2020 salary for a trustee is $11,175.58, plus a stipend of $125 per township board meeting and assigned commission meeting.

The Voice sent questionnaires to all eight candidates, asking them to provide biographical information, as well as answer two questions, with each response limited to 50 words. The following responses were received. Some responses have been

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Meet Georgia Rep. 47th District Candidates

ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — In addition to voting for president and vice president of the United States in the Nov. 3 general election, voters in North Fulton, will choose other candidates to represent them, including the seat for Georgia Representative 47th District seat.

Incumbent Jan Jones will be running against Anthia Owens Carter to represent District 47, which encompasses Milton, Mountain Park, and portions of Alpharetta and Roswell.

As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has invited the candidates in contested races to participate in our election profile series. We will continue to update the profiles with links to responses to our questionnaire.


Jan Jones

Age (as of Election Day)


Party Affiliation



Husband, Kalin; 4 children: Tram, Peyton, Shelby, and Griffin

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?



BA in Journalism from UGA; MBA in Finance from Georgia

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Candidates vying in November for 2 contested seats on Bay County Board of Commissioners

BAY CITY, MI – The Bay County Board of Commissioners is seeing a bit of a shuffle this year. Several newcomers are vying for a spot on the board in the Nov. 3 general election.

The two contested races are in District 4, representing West Side Bay City and southwest Bangor Township, and District 6, representing East Side Bay City.

Republican challenger Lance Anson is challenging incumbent Kim Coonan for the 4th District seat. Democrat Kaysey Owczarzak Radtke, who defeated incumbent Tom Ryder during the primary election, faces Republican write-in candidate Dennis Banaszak for the 6th District seat.

Other commission seats are unopposed in November.

District 7 newcomer Jayme Johnson is running unopposed in November after defeating incumbent Michael Lutz in the August primary. In District 1, Marie Ann-Fryzel Fox is running unopposed after defeating Steven Gray in the primary for Commissioner Michael Duranczyk’s spot.

Candidates for the 2nd, 3rd

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Pamplin Media Group – Gresham mayoral candidates talk budget, police

Joe Demers, Eddy Morales, Travis Stovall join online issues forum hosted by Neighborhood Associations

The candidates vying to become mayor of Gresham don’t always agree — bringing a diverse mix of ideas and visions for the community they wish to lead — but they all understand the monumental task they are facing.

Whomever is chosen by voters in November will have to guide the city through a budget crisis; continue to seek ways to recover from the pandemic; find solutions to racial injustice and law enforcement; help bring a new city manager onboard; develop more parks and recreation; and so much more.

Three of the candidates — Joe Demers, Eddy Morales and Travis Stovall — came together digitally for the first candidate forum in Gresham hosted by the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations Monday evening, Oct. 5. Sean Bishop and Nick Switzer were unable to attend the forum.

Demers, 43,

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Meet the independent candidates running for Student Government | News

Two Senate candidates decided to run for UF Senate seats without any party affiliation, despite the unusually high number of party options in this Student Government election.

Four parties are running for Student Government election, including the current majority party, Gator, as well as three new parties: Change, Progressive and Union. 

Voting for 50 Senate seats begins ends Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at six polling locations across campus:

  • Reitz Student Union – Computer Lab

  • Southwest Recreation Center – social lounge

  • Broward Hall – recreation room (basement)

  • Murphree Area – office conference room

  • Keys Area – office conference room

  • Cypress – meeting room

Election results will be announced after polls close at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Zachery Utt, Murphree Area

After serving as the Engineering senator this Summer, Zachery Utt left the party system when his party, Inspire, suspended  Sept. 15. He chose to run without a party after being unimpressed with

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Meet candidates running for Port Hueneme City Council


5 Things to know about the Nov. 3 election


Five candidates are vying for two seats on the Port Hueneme City Council on Nov. 3. 

The candidates include two Incumbents defending their seats. Sylvia Andrea Schnopp, the current Mayor Pro Tem, is the longest serving member of the council. She was first elected in 2008. 

Will Berg, the retired director of marketing for the Port of Hueneme, just completed his first term after being elected in 2016. 

The challengers for the seats include Sonia Kim, a former dry cleaner owner turned “mobile alterations specialist”; Bobby Martinez, a math teacher at Frontier High; and Misty Perez, a paralegal.

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Will Berg

Age: 70

Occupation: Retired director of marketing and public Information for the Oxnard Harbor District Port of Hueneme  

Education: Bachelor’s

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Three candidates vie for Camarillo City Council District 3


5 Things to know about the Nov. 3 election


Three candidates are vying for the Camarillo City Council District 3 seat.

The district was created after Camarillo switched to a district-based election model from an at-large system in 2019. It covers approximately 12,739 residents and makes up the middle section of the city, stretching between Lewis Road and Las Posas Road south of Highway 101, and from Lewis Road to Adolfo Road north of Highway 101.

The incumbent is Kevin Kildee, who was first elected to City Council in 1996. Two other candidates are running to challenge Kildee for his seat: Karlton Huss, a local business owner in Old Town Camarillo, and Tiffany Lewis, a senior project manager.

Karlton Huss, candidate for Camarillo City Council in District 3 (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Karlton Huss

Age: 40

Occupation: Small business owner

Education History: None provided

Years in Elected Office: 0

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Five Democratic candidates battle for two House District seats in northern Miami-Dade County

An open Aug. 18 primary with no Republican candidates running will decide which Democrats will represent House District 107 and House District 108 in northern Miami-Dade County.

Two Democrats are seeking to replace term-limited incumbent Barbara Watson in House District 107, which runs from North Miami to Miami Gardens.

And in House District 108, which covers parts of Miami-Dade County that include Biscayne Park, Miami Shores and part of downtown Miami, incumbent Dotie Joseph is looking to fend off two challengers — including the former state representative she defeated in the 2018 primary.

The novel coronavirus has forced the candidates to find non-traditional ways to reach voters in the predominantly Black districts, both of which lean heavily Democratic. Some candidates are using technology to host virtual events. Others are placing door hangers and fliers outside of voters’ houses — but staying socially distant — and one candidate is using a

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