Candidate forums tonight in Granby, Thursday in Winter Park

(L-R) Matt Solomon, running for election to Senate District 8, and David Buckley, running for election to Colorado House of Representatives District 13 are among candidates expected to speak in forums in Grand County this week.
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Destination Granby will host their Candidate Forum this evening, Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Middle Park High School auditorium. All candidates for Grand County Clerk and Recorder, District 3 County Commissioner and the Granby Board of Trustees have been invited to attend. Experts on Ballot 6A will also speak. Ballot 6A asks voters if residents who live in the boundaries of the Fraser River Valley Housing Partnership (Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby and unincorporated part of Grand County) should have their property tax rate increased by 2.00 mills to help fund affordable housing. Candidates will be given 3 minutes to speak and there is opportunity for a Q&A.

The Winter Park and Fraser Chamber will host their Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Town Hall Council Chambers. Candidates speaking in order are:  U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, Colorado State Governor, Colorado State Senate, Colorado House of Representatives, District 3 County Commissioner, and Clerk and Recorder. They will also host a discussion of ballot initiatives. The two-hour event will be moderated by Catherine Ross. Candidates or their representatives will have five minutes to speak. Following is a five-minute question and answer segment. Questions will be written down by the audience and collected and read by chamber staff for the candidates to answer. There may be opportunity for networking time after the formal presentation.

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