Election season hits high gear with forum
The two candidates for mayor of Quincy, Scott Lybbert and Paul Worley, will face off in a forum Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
In addition, candidates to city council spots and hospital district board spots have also been invited to participate.
The forum will take place at the Business and Conference Center, the first time in more than a decade that the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a forum, the chamber’s Cari Mathews said.
This year’s ballot includes only one other contested race for Quincy residents: Luke Garrison and Joel Martin seek a seat on the city council. Councilmember David Day is running unopposed for another seat and so is newcomer Andrew Royer.
All the other races include unchallenged candidates in the Quincy School Board (2) the and the Grant County Hospital District (1).
The event will start with a 15-minute meet-and-greet, followed by at least one hour of questions to the two mayoral candidates. The questions have been submitted by the public and will be asked by debate moderator Brian Kuest, of CliftonLarsonAllen. Candidates will have no prior knowledge of the questions or the topics the questions will cover.
There might be a second forum, depending on the attendance and interest in the first one, Kuest said. Admission to the event at the center is free. The forum will run until 8:30 p.m.
Cookies, water and other refreshments will be available at the forum.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org