Special to The Clinton Courier
The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area, which encourages active participation of citizens in their government, will sponsor a debate featuring the candidates in the City of Clinton race for alderman positions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the debate will be recorded and live-streamed on the City of Clinton’s website and the City’s Facebook page on March 8, 9 and 11.
All candidates who are running for alderman or alderwoman who are running in the primary election have been invited to participate. There will only be a Republican primary on April 6, so the March 8-11 debates will feature only the Republican candidates.
For each Clinton ward, there is one Democratic candidate, so there will be no Democratic primary. The Democratic candidates will run in the General Election, June 8, against the Republican and Independent candidates.
The tentative schedule for the debates is:
Monday, March 8 3 p.m. Alderman at Large candidates
4 p.m. Ward 2 candidates
Tuesday, March 9 3 p.m. Ward 3 candidates
4 p.m. Ward 4 candidates
Thursday, March 11 3 p.m. Ward 1 candidates
4 p.m. Ward 5 candidates
Kay Brodbeck of Clinton serves as the organization’s president.
“I am pleased to see that we have so many citizens who wish to serve our city,” said Brodbeck. “Each ward has two or three candidates in the primary election. I encourage everyone to give thoughtful consideration to the person they choose to represent their ward. We want leaders who will make Clinton the best hometown possible.”
The League will also produce and publish a Voter Guide, which will be available after March 12 at www.Vote411.org. Questionnaires have been sent to all Clinton candidates who are on the ballot in the primary election on April 6.
For more information, call Brodbeck at 601-540-8238.