On September 8th, 2022, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) will host a Meet the Candidates event for all eligible voters at the Lions Community Center in Verndale. A social hour with light refreshments will start at 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m. the candidate forum will begin.
Issues involving rural access to broadband, rate regulation of cooperatives, protection of our assigned service territory rights, renewable energy, strengthening our rural economies, and a host of other related issues can all be influenced by our elected officials. TWEC believes its membership and all eligible voters deserve to be informed about the views their candidates have on these important issues.
Democratic member control, educating members, and concern for community are three of the cooperative principles and reasons why TWEC is hosting this forum for voters. TWEC members are encouraged to attend, as are all eligible voters in the area. All candidates from Minnesota House Districts 5A, 5B, 9B, 10A, 12B, Senate Districts 5,9,10, and 12, Governor, State Senate, Attorney General, State Auditor, and Secretary of State candidates will be invited to this event.
Each candidate will be given a few minutes to explain his or her reasons for running for office and his or her legislative priorities. In addition, attendees will be invited to write questions that will be forwarded for the candidates’ responses. While the cooperative’s primary interest involves energy issues, all matters of legislation will be open for discussion.