4411 Tamarack Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43229
The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, the Northland Community Council, League of women Voters, and the Northland Performing Arts Center present
“Meet the Candidates” Forum
at the Northland Performing Arts Center,
4411 Tamarack Boulevard in Northland Village
Tuesday September 27, 2016
- Reception/Refreshments 6:30 PM
- Program begins 7:00 PM
Including candidates for
- Franklin County Prosecutor
- Ohio House District 22
- Ohio House District 25
- Franklin County Treasurer
- Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Invited to participate Sept. 27 are the candidates for Franklin County prosecutor, incumbent Republican Ron O’Brien, Democratic City Council President Zack Klein and Bob Fitrakis of the Green Party. Invitations were also extended to Ohio House District 22 candidates David Leland, the incumbent Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Linda Jarrett; Ohio House District 25 candidates Napoleon A. Bell, an independent, Democrat Bernadine Kennedy Kent and Republican Seth B. Golding; Franklin County treasurer candidates Republican Ted Berry and Democrat Cheryl Brooks Sullivan; and candidates for the nonpartisan Franklin County Common Pleas Court bench.
Description of Meet the Candidates Forums
All programs begin with a ½ hour reception, at which the public can meet the candidates.
When the program starts, the moderator gives each candidate a brief period (usually one minute) to provide information about her/himself and the issue. (Volunteer timers track the time.)
After the candidates’ statements, the floor is opened to questions. Questions are provided in writing to the moderator, who addresses them to the candidates. (The moderator with the help of pre screening by a volunteer, screens out personal attacks and addresses each question all candidates.)
The order of answering the questions is rotated so that each candidate has the opportunity to answer first and each candidate answers last.
Time limits for the candidates’ presentations and answers are determined by the Consortium Steering Committee prior to the start of each forum. Every candidate is given the same amount of time to make his/her statement and to answer questions.
Volunteers are needed at each site to help with set up and to help with the candidates, to help screen questions, to collect questions from the audience and other tasks which the site director will assign. Volunteers able to assist prior to the event can help make certain candidates know where and when to go to programs or help call schools to make certain seniors and their teachers are alerted to nearby programs or help the site coordinator in what ever manner he or she directs.
Races and/or issues to be presented at each session subject to change. Check the Web site frequently for updated information.Free to the entire community!
Note: There are additional forums at other locations with additional races and candidates!