Candidates running for the St. Joseph School District Board and Municipal Judge were invited to participate in a forum hosted by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Monday morning. The event was held before the April 5 election (next week) to help voters become more informed about the candidates.
Present for the SJSD part of the forum were Isaura Garcia, Kim Miller and Colby Oyerly. James Kindred and Brenda Steidel didn’t attend. The three candidates spoke about issues that were of importance to them, including teacher retention and special education.
Ted Elo and Terri Lowdon are the final candidates for Municipal Judge. Both spoke to problems with the current system and how they’d expedite cases of priority in certain areas including property maintenance.
Public Affairs Coffee events are held for Chamber members as a networking breakfast and are also a way to inform members about topics of legislative and economic interest. Presented by Farmers State Bank (FSB), the next event is Thursday at 7:30 a.m., at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, where the City Council and Mayoral candidates will have the chance to speak.
Today’s forum was broadcast live on KFEQ Radio.