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Candidate forums set for Charles City School Board, City Council elections

To The Press

Potential voters will have an opportunity to meet and hear from the candidates for Charles City School Board and City Council at a pair of public candidate forums next week to be hosted by the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Both forums will be held at the Charles City Senior Center, 900 Hulin St., beginning at 7 p.m.

Candidates for the Charles City Community School District Board of Education will be featured on Wednesday, Oct. 11. There are two available seats on the board being sought by incumbent Pat Rottinghaus and challengers Bruce Koebrick and Dara Jaeger.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the spotlight shifts to the Charles City City Council election, where six candidates are seeking three available seats. Incumbents Phoebe Pittman, Keith Starr and Phillip Knighten are seeking re-election, and are joined on the ballot by Patsy Beaver, Joanne Robinson and Joshua Neupert.

The public is invited to submit questions for the candidates in advance, and will also have an opportunity to submit written questions for consideration during the first part of each forum, but will not be able to ask questions directly to the candidates.

A review panel will select from the submitted questions to be asked of the candidates based on appropriateness, fairness and to avoid duplication.

Questions can be submitted in advance at

The municipal and school district election will be Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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