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Davenport school board candidate forum to be held Saturday

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport school board candidate forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Ave.

Candidates can meet with the public at 1:30 p.m.

There are three spots up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election. The candidates are:

  • Bruce Potts, incumbent
  • Farrah N. Powell
  • Karen Gordon
  • Allison Beck, incumbent

The forum will be focused on questions regarding how the school board’s decisions impact marginalized students.

It will be hosted by the Davenport Chapter of the NAACP Unit 4019 and Davenport LULAC, Friends of MLK.

It also is co-sponsored by Dress for Success Quad Cities; Gathering of Women; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

The forum will be moderated by KWQC-TV6′s Talya Faggart. Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins also will speak about changes to Iowa’s election law.

Anyone who would like to submit a question for consideration to be asked can email news@kwqc.com and put “Davenport School Board Forum” in the subject line.

TV6 will air the forum live on COZI 6.3 and its digital platforms, including kwqc.com, the KWQC News App, AppleTV, FireTV, Roku, VUit, NBC, Hulu, YoutubeTV fuboTV, and NewsON.

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