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2016 Online Candidates Forums

All forums organized by League of Women Voters ABC unless otherwise noted.

Centerville City Councilmembers at Large (Two elected) Russ Koski, Matthew Montain, Zacharia "Zack" Nase, and Tom Wood.
51 minutes; October 6, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 2 Julie Braastad and Maris Shilling
33 minutes; October 5, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 3 Robyn West and Nyle Zikmund
39 minutes; October 5, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Ham Lake Council Adam Darling
16 minutes; October 5, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Blaine Mayor Jason King and Tom Ryan
36 minutes; October 4, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Blaine City Council Ward 1 Dick Swanson and John Wilcox
31 minutes; October 4, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

State House Senate 38 Robert Chamberlain and Pat Davern
41 minutes; October 4, 2016. Organized and produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

State House District 41A Connie Bernardy and Ryan Evanson
32 minutes; October 4, 2016. Produced by Fridley Municipal Television, Fridley, MN

State Senate District 41 Gary Johnson and Carolyn Laine
28 minutes; October 4, 2016. Produced by Fridley Municipal Television, Fridley, MN

Fridley Councilmember at Large Robert "Bob" Barnette and David Ostwald
32 minutes; October 4, 2016. Produced by Fridley Municipal Television, Fridley, MN

Fridley Mayor Scott Lund and Drew Schuette
10 minutes; October 4, 2016. Produced by Fridley Municipal Television, Fridley, MN.

Note: Due to scheduling conflict, Scott Lund could not attend. He provided written answers to three questions from LWV ABC that both candidates received in advance. Drew Schutte responded to the three questions and to audience questions.

Anoka County Conservation District 1 hour 49 minutes; September 27, 2016.Produced by QCTV, Champlin, MN

Note: Candidates for Districts 1 and 2 present from the beginning to the 50 minute mark. Candidates for Districts 3, 4, and 5 present starting at 51 minute through to the end.

This link provides a map to assist you to determine which conservation district you reside in.

State Senate District 36 Jeffery Lunde and John Hoffman
34 minutes; September 21, 2016. Produced by QCTV, Champlin, MN

State House District 36A Kevin Parker and Mark Uglem
35 minutes; September 21, 2016. Produced by QCTV, Champlin, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 1 Matt Look and Marsha VanDenBurgh
28 minutes; September 19, 2016. Produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 2 Julie Braastad and Maris Shilling
28 minutes; September 19, 2016. Produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 3 Robyn West and Nyle Zikmund
16 minutes; September 19, 2016. Produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Anoka County Commissioner District 6 Kevin Ryan
12 minutes; September 19, 2016. Produced by North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Fridley Councilmember at Large (Primary Election) 38 minutes; August 3, 2016. Produced by Fridley Municipal Television, Fridley, MN

Three of the four candidates for Councilmember at Large participate in the forum. The top two vote getters move to the November 9, 2016, general election ballot.

Coon Rapids City Council Wards 1 and 4 (Primary Election) 1 hour, 32 minutes' July 22, 2016. Produced by Coon Rapids Community Television Network, Coon Rapids, MN

LWV ABC interviewed the six candidates in Ward 1 and the five candidates in Ward 4 in the August 9, 2016 primary election. The top two vote getters in each ward move to the November 9, 2016, general election ballot.

State Supreme Court (Primary Election) 60 minutes; July 27, 2016. Produced by Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission, Brooklyn Park, MN. Forum organized by League of Women Voters Minnesota.

This forum questions three candidates in the August 9, 2016, primary election for State Supreme Court justice. The top two vote getters move to the November 9, 2016, general election ballot.