Candidate Forums

LWV of Greater Cleveland is proud of its efforts to provide the voters of Cuyahoga County an opportunity to meet, listen to, and question their candidates in order to vote informed. When appropriate, LWV of Greater Cleveland partners with other local Leagues and organizations to present candidate and issue forums.

Unless otherwise noted all League of Women Voters forums are FREE and open to the public.

When videos of forums are available, they will be accessible from the Forum Video page of this website.


Monday, September 15, 7:00 pm - Candidate Forum for:

Ohio House District 16
Cuyahoga County Council District 1

Westlake Porter Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

House District 16 participants: Nan Baker and Todd LeVeck
House District 16 includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake

County Council District 1 participants: Dave Greenspan and Mark Szabo
County Council District 1 includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake, part of Olmsted Township

Video of this forum is accessible on the Forum Video page click here

Presented by The LWV of Greater Cleveland Bay Village, Fairview Park, Rocky River and Westlake/North Olmsted Chapters


Monday, September 29 at Noon – City Club debate for:

Cuyahoga County Executive

The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave,
2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114

Armond Budish and Jack Schron, two candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, explain their platforms and differences in a debate at the City Club.
Tickets: $15 City Club members/$25 nonmembers. More information can be found on the City Club website

Video of this forum is accessible on the Forum Video page click here

LWV of Greater Cleveland is a Community Partner for this debate.


Sunday, October 5 at 1:30 PM – Candidate Forum for:

Ohio Senate District 25 
Ohio House District 8
Cuyahoga County Council District 11 

Euclid Public Library
631 E 222nd St, Euclid, OH 44123

Ohio Senate District 25 includes Euclid, Richmond Heights, South Euclid and other eastern Cuyahoga County communities (along with some western Lake County communities)

Ohio House District 8 includes parts of Cleveland, Beachwood, East Cleveland, Euclid, Richmond Heights, South Euclid, Woodmere

Cuyahoga County Council District 11 includes Beachwood, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, South Euclid

Presented by the LWV of Greater Cleveland Hillcrest Chapter. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women – Lyndhurst Branch and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter.


Monday, October 6 at 7:00 pm – Candidate Forum for :

Ohio House District 13
Ohio Senate District 23

Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44017

Ohio House District 13 participants: (Only one candidate, incumbent Nickie Antonio, has responded so far. Check this page again for further news. Forum will not proceed with only one candidate.)
Ohio House District 13 includes all of Lakewood and parts of Cleveland’s west side.

Ohio Senate District 23 participants: Mike Skindell and Tom Haren
Ohio Senate District includes Brook Park, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, part of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Heights, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Parma, and Parma Heights.

Presented by The LWV of Greater Cleveland Lakewood Chapter.


 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 to 8:00 pm - Forum cancelled

Regretfully, the League of Women Voters has to cancel this candidate forum. One of the candidates, Adam Trumbo, had an emergency scheduling conflict that came to light Monday morning, October 6. When candidate withdrawal leads to a single participant in the forum and there is sufficient time to notify the public, National League of Women Voters guidelines recommend cancellation of the forum.

Cuyahoga County Council District 9

Warrensville Heights Public Library
4415 Northfield Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128.

Participants: Shontel Brown and Adam Trumbo
Cuyahoga County Council District 9 includes Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland Ward 1 (All except Precincts B and C); Ward 4 (Precincts B, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M.01, N, O, Q, R, and S); Shaker Heights, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, North Randall, Orange, Pepper Pike and Woodmere.

Presented by  the LWV of Greater Cleveland Shaker Heights Chapter. Co-sponsored by the Warrensville Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Library and the Shaker Heights Public Library.


Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM – Candidate Forum for:

Cuyahoga County Executive 

Kulas Musical Arts Building
Baldwin Wallace University
96 Front St, Berea, OH 44017

Armond Budish and Jack Schron, two candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, explain their platforms and differences in a forum. This event is free and open to the public.

Video of this forum is accessible on the Forum Video page click here

Co-sponsored by the Baldwin Wallace University Political Science Department


Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 to 8:00 pm – Candidate Forum for

Ohio State House District 9

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Participants: Janine Boyd  and Charles T. Hopson
Ohio House District 9 includes Parts of Cleveland’s East Side including Cleveland Ward 2 (Precincts G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S) and Ward 4 (entire), Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and University Heights.

Presented by the LWV of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Heights-University Heights and Shaker Heights Chapters


Tuesday, October 21 at 6:45 PM – Candidate Forum for:

Ohio Senate District 25 
Ohio House District 8
Cuyahoga County Council District 11 

Beachwood Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122

Ohio Senate District 25 participants: Kenny Yuko and Hasani Crider
Ohio Senate District 25 includes Beachwood, East Cleveland, Euclid, Highland Hills, Mayfield Hts., Orange, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, South Euclid & Woodmere (along with some Lake County communities).

Ohio House District 8 participants: Kent Smith, Jocelyn Conwell and Mikhail Alterman
Ohio House District 8 includes Beachwood, East Cleveland, Euclid, Richmond Heights, South Euclid & Woodmere.

Cuyahoga County Council District 11 participants: Sunny Simon and John Currid
Cuyahoga County Council District 11 includes Beachwood, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights & South Euclid.

Presented by the LWV of Greater Cleveland Hillcrest Chapter. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Branch, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter and the Friends of the Beachwood Library.


Other forums

The City Club of Cleveland will be presenting debates for

Ohio Congressional Districts 9, 14, and 16.

Check the City Club’s website for dates and times.

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