Candidate Forum Being Held For November Election

Kosciusko Chamber Of Commerce and Times-Union will hold a candidate forum for the November election in October.
All candidates in contested races will be asked the same three questions related to the office sought. Each candidate will have up to three minutes to articulate their position on the issue.  A meet-and-greet will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with a moderated question and answer session from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Center Lake Pavilion, 119 E. Canal St., Warsaw, on Oct. 13. Gary Gerard, Times-Union general manager, will serve as the moderator. Mark Dobson, Kosciusko Chamber Of Commerce president and CEO, will serve as M.C. Brian Walsh, WIOE, will be streaming the event live. The chamber mailed letters to candidates Friday encouraging them to attend.
 Candidates running in the Nov. 4 election who have confirmed as of today that they will attend the forum are State Representative District 22 candidates Republican Curt Nisly; Democrat David Kolbe; and Independent Michael Stinfer; Republican Southern District County Commissioner candidate Bob Conley and Democrat Southern District County Commissioner candidate Gale Owens. Dobson said it is important for the community to attend. “It’s extremely important that voters be given an opportunity to not only understand the position of a candidate running for office, but also how well they interact with the public,” Dobson said. “I can’t stress enough how important it is for the candidates and the public to attend.” People can register to attend at