Meet and Greet with Forum for Senate Candidates
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Location: Wilton Community Center – 1215 Cypress St. Wilton, Iowa
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM
Cost: Open to the public, no charge
6:00 PM - Open doors to the public. Meet and greet to start at this time. A limited light sandwich buffet will be available at this time. Questions for the forum will be solicited from people attending the event. Questions will be chosen by Jeff Kaufmann and Alan Ostergren.
7:00 PM – Start program. Jeff Kaufmann will MC program. Introduce all state and county candidates. Candidates will be allowed a max. 1½ minutes for remarks.
7:15 PM – Jeff will introduce US House candidates Mariannette Miller Meeks and Mark Lofgren. Candidates will be allowed a max. 2½ minutes for remarks.
7:20 PM – Jeff will introduce the Senate Candidates and moderate the forum. Each candidate will be allowed 1 minute for an opening remark. 6 to 8 questions will be asked depending on allowable time.
Order of response will be rotated between the candidates. Time for answers will be limited to a max. of 1½ minutes. Each candidate will be allowed 1 minute for a closing remark.
8:30 PM – Program ends. Candidates can remain and talk with guests after the program is over.
OPTION: Several questions may be supplied by the Wilton High School senior government class. Also, students from the government classes may ask the questions with Jeff moderating.
US Senate candidates: Matt Whitaker – confirmed
Sam Clovis – confirmed
Scott Schaben – confirmed
Joni Ernst – possible
US House 2nd district candidates: Mark Lofgren – confirmed if state legislative session is over
Mariannettee Miller Meeks – confirmed
Iowa Senate candidate: Bob Anderson – Johnson County - probable
Iowa House candidates: Bobby Kaufman – confirmed if state legislative session is over
Tom Sands – confirmed if state legislative session is over
Mark Cisneros – confirmed
Gary Carlson – confirmed
State auditor candidate: Mary Mosiman – probable
Muscatine County attorney: Alan Ostergren – confirmed
Muscatine County treasurer: Amy Zybarth - confirmed