South metro news briefs: Shakopee, Savage candidate forums set

  • Article by: STAFF REPORTS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 6:16 AM

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Candidate forums set for cities, schools

Your chance to hear from candidates for offices in Shakopee and Savage is coming up soon.

Chambers of Commerce in both cities are hosting the events over the next couple of weeks.

The Shakopee chamber will hold forums for both schools and city, both at Shakopee High School, 100 17th Av. W.

The event for school board candidates will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Candidates for four open school board seats are Chuck Berg, Jeremy Casper, Shawn Hallet and incumbents Mary Romansky and Scott Swanson.

The following Tuesday, on Oct. 22, there are forums for candidates for mayor and council.

Mayoral candidates will appear from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 22. The race pits incumbent Brad Tabke against longtime City Council Member Matt Lehman.

The forum for council candidates follows, from 8:15 to 9 p.m. The five candidates for two open seats are Mike Luce, Kathi Mocol, Jordan Olson, Mark Reimler and Aaron Weyer.

Just before each forum there’s an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. for the candidates to meet voters.

Questions for candidates can be e-mailed to shakopee

The events won’t be broadcast live, but taped and shown on cable channel 16 and streamed on the city’s website.

In Savage, there’s a candidate forum on Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. for council candidates.

The chamber hosts that event for six candidates, facing prepared questions from the public and local businesses inside the council chambers at City Hall. This event will be broadcast live on Savage TV.

Candidates include incumbents Gene Abbott and Jane Victorey and challengers Shaun Alexander, James “Chuck” Boisvert, Jeremy Seykora and Josh Welter.

To submit a question, contact the chamber at mail@sav or 952-894-8876.


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