Residents of the Wright City and Warrenton areas will have a few opportunities to meet some of their local election candidates at several upcoming candidate forums. The host of candidates running for school board elections in both cities will figure prominently in these forums.
Local municipal elections will be held on April 5. Five candidate forums are planned for the month of March:
• March 3 and March 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Wright City Hall, residents of the City of Wright will have the opportunity to meet with three candidates for local government and a representative from the R-II School District of the City of Wright. Mayor Michelle Heiliger, Alderman Ramiz Hakim and Alderman Karey Owens are each running unopposed for re-election, but are making themselves available to answer any questions about future developments, infrastructure or any other issues of concern to residents. of Wright City.
Also in attendance will be R-II Superintendent Chris Berger, who will be available to answer questions about two no-tax-raise ballot proposals that would grant the school district permission to go into debt to build a new high school and conduct research. other facility construction. .
• March 9beginning at 7 p.m. at Charrette Creek Commons in Innsbrook, Chris Berger will again be available to discuss the above voting matters.
Afterward, four candidates vying for two Wright City R-II school board seats will address the audience and then answer questions about their candidacies.
• March 14 at 6 p.m. at Liberty Christian Academy in Wright City, candidates from the Wright City R-II School Board and the Warren County R-III School Board will address the public and answer questions. This is the only event where the seven candidates vying for the R-III School Board must speak. This forum is hosted by the Warren County Republican Committee.
• March 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Wright City Scenic Regional Library, the City of Wright Chamber of Commerce will host local election candidates. No list of candidates has been released, but all candidates for the Wright City-area election have been invited to run.