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Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

Mankato, MINN (September 22, 2014) – This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will once again host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums.

The scheduled forums include:

District 19B Forum – October 1, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Jack Considine (DFL) & Dave Kruse (R)
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union, Room 253, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Greater Mankato Growth
Moderators: Kay Wallerich & Geoff Roise

District 19A Forum – October 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Representative Clark Johnson (DFL) & Kim Spears (R)
South Central College, Conference Center, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth, South Central College Student Senate
Moderators: Randy Berkland, Willaert & Jake Sukalski

U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum – October 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Representative Tim Walz (DFL) & Jim Hagedorn (R)
South Central College, Conference Center, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth, The Free Press, South Central College Student Senate.
Live streaming provided by KMSQ Public Television
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Jim Santori

Mankato Mayoral Forum – October 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Mayor Eric Anderson & Bukata Hayes
Verizon Wireless Civic Center, Ellerbe Room/Reception Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth
Moderators: Dan Ruiter & Yvonne Cariveau

All the candidates in the above races have confirmed their participation in these forums. Complete information on these GMG hosted events is available on the “Forums & Events” page of greatermankatoelections.com.

About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.   



The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership