Stories tagged with: Candidates Forum

October 14, 2012 - 7:34pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

The 2012 Candidates Forum was held at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville Sunday.

The 9th District of the Ohio State Board of Education includes voters from thirteen counties, including Muskingum County. Sunday afternoon the three candidates fighting for the seat had an opportunity to share their platform with the public.

"We've got to provide information and good training to them [the students] so we don't teach to the test, we teach to the child." said...

October 9, 2012 - 10:53am
2 years 38 weeks ago

You see the signs around town, you may even see or hear their ads. But, have you heard from the candidates running for office in person?

This Sunday, the American Association of University Women will host their annual candidates' forum. Nineteen candidates from most of the contested elections on the ballot will take the stage to give a three minute presentation of their position.

"The best advantage is to hear the person without all the hype of the ads that we've been...

October 20, 2011 - 1:39pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

Candidates in the running for Zanesville City Council at Large met earlier this week at a public forum to answer the questions and hear the concerns of the community.

There are five candidates in the running for three available positions. Candidates include Independent Chris Balsley, Democrats D.J Dittmar and Ted Zakany, and Republicans Ann Gildow and Andrew Roberts.

Chris Balsley spoke on his military background and education in Criminal Justice. He said these experiences play...

October 16, 2011 - 5:04pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

As Election Day nears for the City of Zanesville, many questions still remain among voters like the city's budget, improving water lines, city parks, and public safety. Sunday, voters got the chance to voice those and other concerns. A public forum was held at the John McIntire Library in downtown with all 14 candidates running for both Mayor and City Council seats.

Candidates for the 2nd Ward City Council Seat include Democrat Grant Hutcheson and Independent Kevin McPeek. McPeek spoke...

October 25, 2010 - 4:05pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

Election day is around the corner.

WHIZ News spoke with two of the three candidates vying for a seat on Ohio's 5th District Court of Appeals. Democrat Kristine Beard says her practical experience in the courtroom and fresh enthusiasm make her more than qualified for the position.

"I have 21 years as a practicing attorney, I've spent closeat least to four almost five years as a staff counsel in the 5th district court of appeals, I've spent 7 years almost 8 years as a...

October 19, 2010 - 8:12pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The November Election is two weeks away.

One of the issues the city of Zanesville voters will decide on November 2nd involves a 3% lodging tax.  

During this week's candidate forum, WHIZ news spoke to people from both sides of the issue.

Those for Issue 1 say local residents won't be paying any extra tax, it will be those staying at hotels in the area; and it will build a community pool.

"We believe that the children of Zanesville need to have...

October 18, 2010 - 6:07pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The November elections are just around the corner.

On Sunday, a candidates forum was held at the John McIntire Library. WHIZ news interviewed two of the three candidates running for State Auditor that attended the event.

"I want to have the auditors office play a role where it's helping governments figure out how to make ends meet, reduce spending, reduce wastes through performance audits. I think that if we do that well, we'll be more competitive for jobs," said...

October 17, 2010 - 7:50pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The November election is right around the corner.

To help voters be a little more informed, a candidates forum was held here in Zanesville at the John McIntire Library Auditorium on Sunday. The public was able to listen to a variety of politicians discuss their campaigns and to ask a few questions of their own.

WHIZ spoke with current County Commisioner John Bates and challenger James Porter about the policies they plan to address.

"Jobs, it's all about jobs, you get...

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