October 15, 2019
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Meet Bangor City Council and school committee candidates at City Hall forum

Community Author: Barbara A. McDade
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BANGOR –The League of Women Voters of the Greater Bangor Area and the Bangor Public Library will hold a Candidates Forum for those running for Bangor City Council and for School Committee Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Council Chamber at Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow St. This is the public’s opportunity to get to know local candidates and their positions.

The School Committee Candidates’ Forum will be 5:30-6:30 pm and the City Council Candidates’ Forum will be 7-9 p.m.

Four candidates are running for two seats on the School Committee.  In this part of the forum, each candidate will be given two minutes for an introductory statement to discuss his or her qualifications for the position and define important issues she or he thinks the School Committee needs to address.   Each candidate will then be given two minutes to answer the following questionDescribe your ideal school system—one you would have for the children of Bangor if there were no financial constraints or state or national mandates. After this question, there will be written questions from the audience, read by the moderator.  After the public questions, each candidate will be given two minutes for a closing statement.

Eleven candidates are running for four seats on City Council.  In the this part of the forum, each candidate will be given two minutes for an introductory statement stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position and defining important issues City Council needs to address.   Each candidate will then be given two minutes to answer the question Describe the ideal Bangor in 2025 —and tell what actions were taken by City Council in 2020 that helped the city reach this ideal.  After this the moderator, will read written questions from the audience.  After the public questions, each candidate will be given two minutes for a closing statement.

All Bangor residents are invited to attend.