Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Municipal candidates take center stage Thursday

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night.

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night at the KTOO studio, hoping to earn some votes as the Oct. 2 election quickly approaches.

The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Juneau and co-hosted by the Empire and KTOO, begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and anybody is welcome to attend. The three Board of Education candidates (vying for three spots) will have 30 minutes of discussion, and the final 90 minutes will be devoted to the Assembly and mayoral candidates.

The event will be streamed on the Empire’s website, KTOO’s Facebook page and broadcast by KTOO-FM on public radio. It will be the second forum of the day for some of the candidates, as the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum at noon for the Assembly candidates.

At the close of Tuesday’s Get Out The Native Vote forum, incumbent and the sole District 1 Assembly candidate Loren Jones summed up the role of these forums.

“Your job now is to figure out how you would answer these questions and which Assembly candidates best reflect how you feel,” Jones said. “You need to look at what the candidates say, and did that change your mind? Did it make you think about the problem a little differently?”

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