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Dold, Schneider Contest Goes Live Sunday

League of Women Voters’ forum is only face to face meeting between Schneider and Dold in 10th District. General Assembly and Lake County Board candidates debate too.

Voters who want to get a close personal look at Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his , debating will get their only chance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium.

The forum, co sponsored by the  in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board.

Schneider and Dold will take the stage at 1:40 p.m. after opening remarks from Deerfield Patch Editor Steve Sadin and Robert Kreisman, public affairs committee chairman for the Union League Club of Chicago.

Dold and Schneider will square off three times on television but only once before a live audience within the boundaries of the 10th Congressional District. They will meet before the cameras at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on Channel 7, at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21 on Fox and at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 on WTTW.

In three separate debates Sunday, one for each level of government, candidates will make opening and closing statements as well as answer questions from the audience. League members will collect the questions on index cards which will be asked by a moderator appointed by the LWV.

“It is very important that voters have the opportunity to hear questions answered directly from the candidates,” Jane Partridge, co-president of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff group, said. “We provide these debates as a public service for the community. We do not pursue our own agenda for these debates.”

With television commercials touting Schneider and Dold containing messages crafted by the campaigns and outside groups already on the local airwaves, Partridge thinks giving voters an opportunity for an unfiltered forum is important.

“We are seeing outside money pay for untrue ads in our area,” Partridge said. “Voters need to learn the truth so they can make informed decisions.”

Intense campaigning is not limited to the race for the United States House of Representatives. The two people running to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest)—Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison—were trading accusations last week.

Candidates for the Illinois General Assembly will debate at 2:50 p.m. Morrison and Friedman will be joined on the stage by the two men hoping to succeed state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), who is also retiring. They are Republican Mark Shaw of Lake Forest and Democrat Scott Drury of Highwood.

At 4 p.m., Lake County Board candidates Steve Mandel of Highland Park, Laura Lambrecht of Highland Park, Dave Barkhausen of Lake Bluff, Sandra Hart of Lake Bluff, Ann Maine of Lincolnshire and Arlene Hickory of Lake Bluff face off.

MS October 14, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Will the debates be broadcast live, or at least will they be posted to Youtube for those who can't make it to Lake Forest?
Guido McGinty October 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Welcome aboard.
A. E. Sachs October 14, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Mark Shaw withstood Drury's lambasting over abortion issues. Scot Drury claimed that Mark refused to submit his position on the issue and added an extremist anti-gun attack on the Shaw Campaign. The question was answered and the answers can be found. Call Mr. Shaw or Mr. Drury to get the answers. I know for a fact Mr. Mark L. Shaw will return your call. He returned mine. electmarkshaw.com facebook.com/electmarkshaw
A. E. Sachs October 14, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Mark Shaw withstood Drury's lambasting over abortion issues. Scot Drury claimed that Mark refused to submit his position on the issue and added an extremist anti-gun attack on the Shaw Campaign. The question was answered and the answers can be found. Call Mr. Shaw or Mr. Drury to get the answers. I know for a fact Mr. Mark L. Shaw will return your call. He returned mine. electmarkshaw.com facebook.com/electmarkshaw
A. E. Sachs October 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Madigan has been around too long. We know Dury gets his money from Madigan and still claims to be anti-corruption. This is like saying, thank you for the bread Mr. Capone, my brothers and I will make sure that all your criminal competition disappears. Drury is only anti-corruption until it comes to Michael Madigan at which point we know he'll dance with the devil. Please Mr. Drury offer some explanation to where your financing comes from? Personal transactions?

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