2 candidate forums set for this week in Moffat County

If you go

What: Moffat County tea party candidate forum featuring federal and state candidates

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

— The forum is open to the public. For more, call Billie Jacobs at 824-0039.

If you go

What: County candidate forum hosted by the Aging Well Program

When: Noon to 1 p.m. today

Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

— The forum is open to the public. For more information, call the Aging Well Program at 871-7676.

Moffat County residents will have an opportunity to hear from federal, state and local candidates for public office this week.

The Aging Well Program is sponsoring a local candidate forum at noon today as part of its Wellness Wednesday program at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

John Ponikvar, Moffat County Republican Central Committee chairman, said he would moderate the forum, which should last about an hour.

All county candidates, save for county commission and coroner candidates, have been invited, Ponikvar said. Commission and coroner candidates attended an Aging Well forum July 7.

Ponikvar said he would ask candidates of each position one question. If there is enough time, he said he would open the floor to audience questions.

Residents can expect to hear from candidates for county clerk and recorder, treasurer, assessor, sheriff, and surveyor, Ponikvar said.

After the forum has finished, residents will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with candidates.

The Moffat County tea party is also hosting a candidate for-

um. The tea party will hear from federal and state candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday, also at the American Legion.

Three candidates running for Third Congressional District —State Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, Libertarian candidate Gregory Gilman, of Custer County, and independent candidate Jake Segrest, of Mesa — are expected to attend the forum.

Libertarian candidate Mike Kien, who is running for Col-

orado House District 57, is also expected to attend.

Tea party member Carol Haskins said the candidates will be asked a set of questions.

If there is time available after questions have been answered, Haskins said the tea party will open the floor for audience questions.

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