The League of Women Voters of Alpena County will host a candidate forum Feb. 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Alpena County Library meeting room. All candidates running to fill the seats left vacant by the 2012 recall have accepted the invitation to participate in the forum.
Candidates for the unexpired Alpena Municipal Council term ending Dec. 31, 2015, are Mike P. Polluch, Michael T. Nowak, Susan R. Nielsen, Steve Gilmore and Phil Wiser. Though Cameron Augustyn's name will appear on the ballot, he has withdrawn from the race and will not be participating in the forum.
The forum will follow a traditional League format, with each candidate presenting opening and closing statements and answering written questions submitted by audience members. The written questions will be screened by League members for duplication or personal attacks.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or parties. Membership is open to all interested citizens, male and female. For further information or to join the League of Women Voters, visit our website at lwvalpenacounty.org.