As the battles heat up for the upcoming election in just a few short weeks there are two upcoming events that can allow you to be informed and ask your questions directly to those that could be shaping the county and state for the next couple years.
1) The first happens tomorrow evening as the group Northern Kentucky Forum brings you a discussion of the controversial ballot initiative surrounding the Justice of the Peace vs the Commission style of county government. This is a great way to rise above the rhetoric and get to the issues.
Panelists include Lloyd Rogers and Tim Nolan on the proponent side and Ken Rechtin and Kevin Sell on the side that supports keeping the Commissioner form of government that Campbell County has now. Richard Tanner from the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association will be there to offer insights about how each form of government works across the Commonwealth. Dan Hurley will moderate.
The event will be held at the Southgate Community Center and gets started at 6pm
2) The second event is a state-wide election candidate forum hosted by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth along with the Newport Citizens Advisory Council.
The event is for candidates with competitive races for the state legislature and the 4th Congressional District who represent Campbell County. These races are:
- 67th State Representative race - Dennis Keene and Roger Thoney (State Representative Keene will not be in attendance, but Mr. Thoney will),
- 78th State Representative race of State Representative Thomas McKee and Tim Fairfield
- 24th State Senate District race featuring State Senator Katie Stine and Julie Smith-Morrow (Ms. Smith-Morrow will be in attendance, but no word yet from State Senator Stine)
- 4th Congressional District race of Congressman Geoff Davis and John Waltz (the Waltz campaign will be attending, and no response from Congressman Davis)
Between the two events you should be able to get any question answered related to the important county and state races.