August 4, 2020 Candidate Debates and Interviews

August 4, 2020 Candidate Debates and Interviews


The Democratic U.S. House, District 1 debate with Dana Ferguson and Linda Odell was held May 2 by the Alpena County Democratic Party. The debate lasts about 90 minutes and, unfortunately, omits most of Dana's opening statement due to a technical glitch.

Michigan House of Representatives 110th District Primary Candidate Interviews

LWVCC conducted video interviews with the three Democratic candidates who will face off in the August 4 primary for the 110th district seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. One of these candidates will run against incumbent Rep. Greg Markkanen in November. The interviews range from 12 to 17 minutes long, with responses to seven questions on different topics.

Note: The reminders at the end of the interviews should have said that signing up for the permanent absentee voter list means your local clerk will mail an APPLICATION for an absentee ballot to you before each election. You still need to submit the application each time to receive the BALLOT by mail, which you can now do online. You do not have to be added to the permanent absentee voter list. However, either way, you need to apply before each election to receive a ballot in the mail. Even if you apply to vote by mail, you can change your mind and vote in person.

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Houghton County Sheriff Primary Candidate Interviews

LWVCC also conducted primary candidate interviews with the two Republican candidates for Houghton County sheriff. There are no Democratic candidates. The candidates responded to four questions, and the interviews are 12-13 minutes each.

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August 4, 2020 Primary Note: Dem. and Rep. candidates are on the same ballot. Only vote for ONE party. Voting for both will invalidate the ballot and it will not be counted. Candidates in uncontested primary races will also be invited to provide background information and respond to general questions on later in July. There are also countywide and local proposals.

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