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Debates for Congress, Local Offices Set Oct. 14

Schneider and Dold will square off in only live forum within 10th District Boundaries. Candidates for General Assembly and Lake County Board will meet in separate contests.

The only debate within the boundaries of the 10th Congressional District between , takes place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium.

The forum, co sponsored by the in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board.

In three separate debates, one for each level of government, candidates will make opening and closing statements as well as answer questions from the audience. League members will collect the questions on index cards which will be asked by a moderator appointed by the LWV.

“It is very important that voters have the opportunity to hear questions answered directly from the candidates,” Jane Partridge, co-president of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff group, said. “We provide these debates as a public service for the community. We do not pursue our own agenda for these debates.”

With television commercials touting Schneider and Dold containing messages crafted by the campaigns and outside groups already on the local airwaves, Partridge thinks giving voters an opportunity for an unfiltered forum is important.

“We are seeing outside money pay for untrue ads in our area,” Partridge said. “Voters need to learn the truth so they can make informed decisions.”

Intense campaigning is not limited to the race for the United States House of Representatives. The two people running to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest)—Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison—were trading accusations Monday.

Schneider and Dold will start the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. While they have three other joint appearances, all are on Chicago television stations.

Candidates for the Illinois General Assembly will debate at 2:30 p.m. Morrison and Friedman will be joined on the stage by the two men hoping to succeed state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), who is also retiring. They are Republican Mark Shaw of Lake Forest and Democrat Scott Drury of Highwood.

At 3:30 p.m., Lake County Board candidates Steve Mandel of Highland Park, Laura Lambrecht of Highland Park, Dave Barkhausen of Lake Bluff, Sandra Hart of Lake Bluff, Ann Maine of Lincolnshire and Arlene Hickory of Lake Bluff face off.

Mr. Truth October 04, 2012 at 02:00 AM
This is crook county right?
Guido McGinty October 04, 2012 at 03:17 AM
The words "force" and "slavery" have meanings. You cannot redefine them to include voluntary interactions.
Guido McGinty October 04, 2012 at 03:18 AM
"Why is his income of so much interest to you?" It's not. My question was accurately stated above and is unrelated to your question.
Chilawyer October 10, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Thank you, "dold's supporter," for making such a persuasive case for Brad Schneider. You are not quite at the point yet of accusing Dold of spraying his employees and customers with pesticide, but you'll get there soon enough. In all of your hyperbole about slaves, you neglected to mention the shackles and neck rings worn by Rose Pest employees. As offensive as your false analogy and deprecation of slavery must be to African-Americans whose ancestors suffered from real slavery, you have not plumbed the full depths yet. But keep up the good work.
A. E. Sachs October 14, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Mark Shaw withstood Drury's lambasting over abortion issues. Scot Drury claimed that Mark refused to submit his position on the issue and added an extremist anti-gun attack on the Shaw Campaign. The question was answered and the answers can be found. Call Mr. Shaw or Mr. Drury to get the answers. I know for a fact Mr. Mark L. Shaw will return your call. He returned mine. electmarkshaw.com facebook.com/electmarkshaw

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