CHARLES CITY – Voters in Charles City will have an opportunity to hear from and meet their candidates for City Council and Mayor prior to the Nov. 7 election at a public candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 19. The free event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Charles City NIACC Center, and is open to all.
Incumbent City Council members DeLaine Freeseman and Jerry Joerger are running unopposed on the ballot to serve another four-year term. However, Charles City will have a new mayor one way or another, as long-time incumbent Jim Erb has announced he is stepping down. Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Lovik and local dentist Dean Andrews, a former councilman, have both filed to run for the job. All four candidates have agreed to take part in the Oct. 19 forum, which is being put on by the Charles City Chapter of the American Association of University Women, the Be the Bridge organization and the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce.
The public is encouraged to attend and to ask questions of their candidates. Questions must be submitted in writing, either in advance to the Chamber office at 401 N. Main St. (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) or the night of the forum. No verbal questions from the audience will be accepted that night.
For more information, please contact the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce at (641) 228-4234.