Daily Herald, KSMQ to host mayoral, sheriff’s debates

Published 7:42 am Monday, October 4, 2010

The Austin Daily Herald and KSMQ-TV will be holding a debate for the sheriff’s and mayoral races on Oct. 25 at KSMQ-TV studios on the Riverland campus in Austin.

The mayor’s debate will begin at 5 p.m. with the sheriff’s portion beginning at 6:30 p.m. The debate will not be broadcast live but will play on KSMQ throughout the week. The debate will also be shown after the event at www.austindailyherald.com and at www.ksmq.org. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Sheriff Terese Amazi, Mayor Tom Stiehm and mayoral candidate and current City Council member Marian Clennon will be in attendance. The Austin Daily Herald has not yet received confirmation that sheriff candidate Sgt. Jeff Ellis will be in attendance.

Area political forums

Oct 16 – Chamber of Commerce debate at Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services, 8:30-10 a.m.

Oct 25 – ADH/KSMQ sheriff/mayor debate at KSMQ studios, 5-8 p.m.

Oct 26 – LWV debate in City Council chambers, Ward 1: Jeff Austin, Derek Hyland. Ward 2:  Roger W. Boughton, Richard Pacholl. Ward 3:  Jeff Bednar, Judy Enright. Council Member-at-Large: Janet Anderson, Michael Mathias Weinmann. County Commissioner District 3: David Hillier, Jerry Reinartz. County Commissioner District 4:  Tony Bennett, Dick Lang. 7 p.m.

Oct 28 – LWV debate in City Council chambers. Mower County Recorder: Jill Cordes, Brad McBeain. Mayor, state reps, state senate, sheriff. 7 p.m.

Oct 29 – City Council debate at Eagles Club, 12-1:15 p.m.