The Highland Jaycees are Highland Chamber of Commerce are patnering to host a “Meet the Candidates” night on Monday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library, located at 1001 9th St. Highland, IL.
The purpose of this event will be to help inform voters on the candidates positions ahead of the March 20 primary election.
All candidates running for a spot on the fall ballot have been invited. This will include candidates for the 108th Illinois House district, the 54th Illinois Senate District, as well as the 15th Congressional District.
“The National JCI (Junior Chamber International) is really pushing the ‘Get Out The Vote’ movement. We wanted to take it a step further and not just encourage voting, but encourage informed voting,” said Emily McDowell, president of the Highland Jaycees.
“Working with the Highland Jaycees on hosting a ‘Meet the Candidate’ night just makes sense,” said Nancie Zobrist, executive director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce. “Advocacy is a big part of our chamber, and we were excited to see the Jaycees wanting to be a part of that effort. They have the opportunity and the means to reach the younger demographic voters and to encourage them to be responsible citizen by not only voting, but by voting informed on the candidate and the issues.”
The evening will begin with an introduction period for each candidate to share about themselves and their passions. Then, it will move to a question-and-answer period of prepared questions. There will also be an opportunity for audience questions.
If you have a question that you would like asked to the candidates, you can submit it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions will be sent through a vetting process.