Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums hosted and co-hosted by the League of Women Voters Aurora Area in 2020.

Announcing Select Candidate Forums for November 3rd, 2020 Election
All of the forums will be presented virtually this fall through prerecorded Zoom sessions available for viewing on the LWVAA Facebook Page

Fall 2020 Forums
 
US 11th Congressional District: Bill Foster and Rick Laib
Saturday, September 12, 2020

View the recording of the forum below.

Kendall County Board Districts 1 and 2
View after September 15th.

Illinois House District 83
View after September 22nd.

Kane County Board District 4
View after September 22nd.

Illinois 14th Congressional District: Jim Oberweis and Lauren Underwood
Saturday, September 26th at 4:00 p.m. Register to watch live on Zoom 

Illinois House District 97: Mark Batinick and Harry Benton
View after October 1st.

 

Unlike a debate, a forum involves a neutral trained moderator from outside the district who presents questions to candidates for their live responses.  Questions are selected by the LWV chapters based on community input.

The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, envisions a democracy where every individual has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.  The League believes in the power of citizens to create a more perfect democracy and has been conducting forums as part of its mission of voter education for decades.  The LWV is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to its members and the public. 

 
 
Spring 2020 Forums

Candidate Forum for Kendall County District 2                           
Wednesday, January 22, 2020                                     Kendall County Board Forum 1.22.2020
3511 Woolley Road, Oswego, IL 60543

Candidates for Kendall County District 2 spoke and took questions at the Oswego Fire Prevention District Station 1. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Aurora Area. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Kendall County Circuit ClerkKendall County Circuit Clerk Forum 1.22.2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Oswego Fire Prevention District Station 1
3511 Woolley Road, Oswego, IL 60543

Candidates for Kendall County Circuit Clerk spoke and took questions at the Oswego Fire Prevention District Station 1. Moderator Carol Tidwell is shown asking the candidates an audience member's question. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Aurora Area. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Congressional District IL-14Candidate Forum 1.30.20
Thursday, January 30, 2020
100 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL 60510

Candidates for US Congressional District IL-14 spoke and took questions at the Batavia City Hall. This LWV Central Kane County event was co-sponsored by the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, and local Leagues of Women Voters: LWV Aurora Area and LWV Naperville. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Kane County Board Districts 10 & 14, Kane County Board Chairs, and State's Attorney 
Thursday, February 6, 2020
100 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL 60510

Candidates for Kane County Board Districts 10 and 14, Kane County Board Chairs, and State's Attorney spoke and answered questions at Batavia City Hall. LWV Central Kane County has joined with LWV Aurora Area and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring this event. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for State House 83
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
1200 E Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL  60504

Candidates for State House 83 spoke and answered questions at the Aurora Police Department. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Aurora Area. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Congressional IL-11 Democrats
Monday, February 17, 2020
400 S Eagle Street, Naperville, IL  60540

Democratic candidates for Congressional IL-11 spoke and answered questions at the Naperville City Hall. League of Women Voters Aurora Area and LWV Naperville hosted this event. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Congressional IL-11 Republicans
Monday, February 17, 2020
400 S Eagle Street, Naperville, IL  60540

Republican candidates for Congressional IL-11 spoke and answered questions at the Naperville City Hall. League of Women Voters Aurora Area and LWV Naperville hosted this event. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

Candidate Forum for Kane County Districts 2, 4, and 6
Monday, February 24, 2020
1200 E Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL  60504

Candidates for Kane County Districts 2, 4, and 6 spoke and answered questions at the Aurora Police Department. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Aurora Area. View recording of the candidate forum.

 

 

 

US 11th Congressional District: Bill Foster and Rick Laib

Kendall County Circuit Clerk Candidate Forum 1/22/2020

 

Kendall County District 2 Candidate Forum 1/22/2020

 

Congressional District IL-14 Republican Candidate Forum 1/30/2020

 

Kane County Board Districts 10 & 14, Kane County Board Chairs, and State's Attorney Candidate Forum 2/6/2020

 

Democratic State House 83 Candidate Forum 

 

Congressional IL-11 Republicans Candidate Forum

 

Congressional IL-11 Democratic Candidate Forum

 

Kane County Districts 2, 4, and 6 Candidate Forum