Local Debates

There will be two local debates for April 5th Consolidated election. The first will be on Monday, March 21st, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State Street, in DeKalb. Audience members may submit questions at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Candidates for the DeKalb School District 428 will go first, followed by City of DeKalb alderman candidates. Malta residents are strongly encouraged to attend the debate for the school board candidates. There will be a break before the City of DeKalb alderman candidates, so Malta residents will not feel obligated to stay for the entire evening. Barry Schrader, columnist for the “Daily Chronicle” will moderate the DeKalb debate.

Parking will be available in the DeKalb Area Women’s Center parking lot 1/2 block south off N. 11th Street. There is a handicapped accessible entrance behind the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, with a passenger drop off area in the alley.

There will be second debate in Cortland, on Thursday, March 24th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortland Community Park Lions Den, 70 S. Llanos Street. Audience members may submit questions at the door. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Details on the Cortland debate will be posted as they emerge–save the date!

The League of Women Voters sponsors both events, specifically unaffiliated members currently without an active local chapter.