Making Democracy Work

Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters Anoka, Blaine Coon Rapids sponsors non-partisan candidate forums in Anoka County and northern Hennepin County. Candidate Forums are held prior to elections to help voters obtain information about candidates' stands on issues. The forum moderator asks all questions. Members of the public may submit questions in writing during the forum. Candidate Forums are filmed by local cable television stations.

2019 Candidate Forums

Local Office Candidate Forums

Anoka-Hennepin School Board Districts 1, 2 and 5 Candidate Forum
54 minutes; October 2, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Ramsey City Council Ward 3 Candidate Forum (Special Election)
26 minutes; October 2, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka County Office Candidate Forums

Anoka County Comissioner, District 6
97 minutes; October 8, 2019; produced by North Metro TV

2018 Candidate Forums

Local Office Candidate Forums

Andover Mayor and Andover City Council Candidate Forum
53 minutes; September 5, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka City Council Candidate Forum
67 minutes; September 12, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka Mayor Candidate Forum
30 minutes; September 12, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka Mayor Candidate Forum
35 minutes; July 23, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Champlin Mayoral Candidate Forum and City Council Wards 1 and 2 Candidate Forum
62 minutes; August 29, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Columbia Heights City Council Candidate Forum
45 minutes; September 20, 2018; produced by North Metro TV.

Columbia Heights Mayor Candidate Forum
30 minutes; September 20, 2018; produced by North Metro TV.

Ramsey Mayor and City Council At-large Candidate Forum
39 minutes; September 18, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Ramsey City Council Wards 1, 3, and 4 Candidate Forum
85 minutes; September 18, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka County Office Candidate Forums

Anoka County Commissioner District 4 Candidate Forum
30 minutes; September 20, 2018; ; produced by North Metro TV.

Anoka County Commissioners District 4, 5, 7 Candidate Forum
67 minutes; September 6, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Anoka County Soil & Water Commissioners Districts 2 & 3 Candidate Forum
35 minutes; September 6, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

State Office Candidate Forums

Minnesota House of Representatives District 31B, 31A and 35B Candidate Forum
82 minutes; September 5, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Minnesota House of Representatives District 35A Candidate Forum
41 minutes; September 12, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Minnesota House of Representatives 36A Candidate Forum
28 minutes; September 13, 2018: produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Minnesota House of Representatives 36A Candidate Forum
18 minutes; August 29, 2018: produced by QCTV, Andover, MN

Candidate Forum Principles

The links below provide League of Women Voters Minnesota documents on criteria and guidance when sponsoring candidate forums and debates.

Candidate Policy Background Information

Candidate Participation Policy

Candidate Participation Criteria

LWV ABC Forum Ground Rules