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Candidate forum scheduled for Sixth Congressional District primary race for April 3

The Kentucky League of Voters will sponsor a candidate forum for the sixth Congressional District primary on Sunday, April 3.

All candidates in the election were invited to participate in forum. In the Democratic race, two candidates, Nancy Jo Kemper and Geoffrey M. ‘Geoff’ Young accepted the invitation. Democrat Michael Coblenz has withdrawn from the race.

In the Republican race, Roger Brill was available but incumbent Andy Barr was unavailable. Due to FCC rules, the sponsors are not able to host a Republican primary since only one candidate is able to attend. Citizens are encouraged to check the League’s online Voter Guide www.Vote411.org after May 1 for more information about the candidates.


The forums are co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, the Lexington Public Library and The Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

The forum will be held as follows ib Sunday, April 3, 2016, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library’s Farish Theatre at 140 East Main Street.

Candidates will have time for opening and closing remarks and will respond to questions submitted in writing by audience members and/or prepared by the sponsoring organizations. Questions may also be submitted prior to the forum by emailing lexingtonlwv@gmail.com.

The public is invited to attend to meet the candidates in person and submit questions in writing. The forum will be videotaped and aired on the Library’s Channel 20 and will be available for viewing on the library website after the forum. Citizens should check websites of the League of Women Voters of Lexington, KY and the Lexington Public Library for a schedule and You Tube links.

“The League is proud to sponsor candidate forums to help educate the voters about what the candidates stand for,” said League President Tammy Fagley. “We want to thank the candidates for agreeing to participate in our forum and we encourage the public to attend or view the forum before voting.”

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.

From League of Women Voters Communications

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