All eligible voters are invited to attend the Meet the Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 8th at the Lions Community Center in Verndale. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the forum to start at 7:00 p.m.
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. 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.