A special evening is being planned for next week that will allow Holden voters to become better acquainted with all of the candidates vying for vacant seats at the April 5 General Municipal Election.
A Meet the Candidates event will be held on Monday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Hallar Building.
The evening is being jointly co-hosted by the City of Holden and the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce.
The format for the evening includes a moderator, who will ask the candidates a round of questions; then there will be some open time and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the candidates.
Following the question and answer segment of the evening, there will be time for the candidates to mingle with the public in attendance while everyone enjoys some light refreshments.
All candidates running for public office in Holden are encouraged to attend to get to know the voters and allow them the opportunity to learn about each candidate’s particular views or platforms.
All members of the community are invited to come Meet the Candidates and learn more about those who are trying to earn your vote on April 5.
Candidates who have filed for open seats are as follows: City of Holden – Mayor – a four-year term Candidates are Ray Briscoe, Doyle Weeks Holden City Council – Candidates are: Ward I – Julie Getz, Liz Weeks, Sharon Manford Ward II – Carol Mallory and incumbent Jeremy Knox Ward III – Larry Miller and incumbent Rusty Kephart Ward IV – Allen Mensch and Naomi Chastain.
Holden R-III School Board – Candidates are – Gerilynn Hoover; Sarah Abel (incumbent); Dillon Zavadil; Travis Coones; Nathan Haun; Bill Stackhouse; and Aaron Hynds.
Watch for the March 31 issue of the Holden Image, as we will print the candidates’ answers to a questionnaire we sent to them regarding issues and concerns facing Holden citizens.