Local Candidates Gather For Forum
KSAL Staff - March 12, 2015 5:34 am
Elections Director Bryan Caskey said Monday that the office has re-examined a state law that makes it a felony to disclose a ballot's contents and concluded it applies to election officials but not voters themselves.
A standing room only crowd looked on Wednesday night as Salina USD 305 Board of Education candidates and Salina City Commission candidates answered questions from the media, and from citizens. All were participating in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.
School board candidates answered questions ranging from school funding, to teacher tenure and due process, to common core standards. All were against the new “Block Grant” funding proposal in the legislature.
City Commission candidates answered questions including topics like public art, special assessments, and incentives to attract new businesses.All of the candidates agreed that incentives were necessary to attract business, and jobs to Salina. Nne of the candidates were concerned about population growth in Salina.
Salina Community Access TV recorded the event. It will be aired at a later date, and be made available online.
All of candidates we invited to submit information, which can be found on the election page on this website. Each is also participating in forums nightly on KSAL’s “Friendly Fire” program. Audio from the forums will be made available online on the election page as well.
Advanced voting begins March 18th in the County Clerks Office. Election Day is Tuesday April 7th.