Candidates Forum to be held Oct. 7 in Davenport


Share
Originally Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 3:30 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 04, 2012, 10:13 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

Press release submitted by Zenaida Landeros

DAVENPORT, IA – How important is the Latino vote? "According to the Pew Hispanic Research Center, there are 52,000 eligible voters in Iowa who are Latino, making up roughly 2.3% of the state's voters," said Alvaro C. Macias, Programs and Events Chair for the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC). "With many races being so close, the Latino vote may prove to be the deciding factor. From our local races to the presidential election, the implications may be huge."

To help Iowa voters to know where the candidates stand on issues that matter to our region, the GQCHCC, St. Ambrose University, and Scott Community College proudly present the 2012 Candidates Forum. This free public event will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport.

The GQCHCC has been working with St. Ambrose University and Scott Community College to give students an opportunity to get involved in creating questions for this landmark event.

Confirmed participants include:

Ø For U.S. House Representative District 2: Rep. Dave Loebsack (D), John Archer (R)

Ø For State Senate District 46: Senator Shawn Hamerlinck (R), Chris Brase (D)

Ø For State Representative District 89: Rep. Jim Lykam (D), Bill Edmond (R)

Ø For State Representative District 90: Rep. Cindy Winckler (D), & Mike J. Riley (Nominated by Petition)

Ø For State Representative District 92: Rep. Ross C. Paustian (R), Frank B. Wood (D)

Ø For State Representative District 93: Rep. Phyllis Thede (D), Mark Nelson (R)

Ø For State Representative District 94: Rep. Linda Miller (R), Maria Bribriesco (D)

Ø For State Representative District 97: Rep. Steven Olson (R), Ted Whisler (D)

In addition to these confirmed participants, other local county candidates will also be present. Additional event highlights include the presentation of flags by the Mexican American Veterans Association and the singing of National Anthem. The event will feature an on-site voter registration table, coordinated by Davenport's League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 10.

For more information about the event, or the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, visit www.gqchcc.com or call (309) 797-8650.

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








(More History)