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Calendar of Events, Candidate Forums and Video Links

League Events, Candidate Forums and Airdates

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Candidate forums, video links, and broadcast dates, when available, are noted here. Please click your "Refresh" button to make sure you are seeing the latest version of this page.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, July 11, 2019
 
Livonia City Hall Auditorium Candidate's Forum: Livonia City Council and Livonia Mayor. These forums, held prior to the Primary election, have been completed, but are available here on video. The videos are still valuable to discern the opinions and positions of the candidates on the November ballot. Of the 3 candidates running for Mayor in the Primary, two (Laura Toy and Maureen Miller-Brosnan) have advanced to the November election. Of the 12 candidates running in the Primary Election for 4 City Council seats, 8 candidates who received the most votes are advancing to the November 5th General Election (Scott Bahr, Kathleen McIntyre, Brandon McCullough, Rob Donovic, Eileen McDonnell, Jim Davis, Gregory Coppola and Brian Duggan). The candidates were randomly divided into two groups and participated in 45-minute sessions.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE VIDEO 1 includes: Leo Weber, Gregory Coppola, Steve King, Scott Bahr and Gerald Perez. Only Gregory Coppola and Scott Bahr will be on the November ballot, however Leo Weber has filed the necessary paperwork to be a write-in candidate.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE VIDEO 2 includes: Rob Donovic, James Davis, Jr., Eileen McDonnell, Brandon McCullough and Kathleen McIntyre. ALL of these candidates will be on the November ballot.

Brian Duggan, a City Council candidate who will be on the November ballot, did not participate in the forum.

The MAYORAL FORUM VIDEO includes the 3 mayoral candidates: Maureen Miller Brosnan, Bruce Tenniswood and Laura Toy. Toy and Brosnan will be on the November 5th election ballot.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00-8:35
Northville Library
212 W Cady
Northville, MI 48167
Candidate's Forum- City of Northville City Council and Mayor. The public is invited to attend a double forum: 7:00-8:00 for City Council candidates and 8:05-8:35 for Mayoral candidates. Questions will be accepted from the audience and asked by a League moderator. Questions may also be submitted up through September 15 via the League's email: lwvmail@yahoo.com. The candidates and audience members should be aware of the League's forum guidelines. NOTE: Library room where forum is being held has a capacity of 70 people.
Monday, September 23, 2019
7:00-8:30pm
Westland Presbyterian Village
32111 Cherry Hill
Canton, MI 48186
Candidate's Forum-Westland City Council. he public is invited to attend a forum to learn about the 7 candidates running for 4 seats on the Westland City Council. Questions will be accepted from the audience and asked by a League moderator. Questions may also be submitted up through September 21 via the League's email: lwvmail@yahoo.com. The candidates and audience members should be aware of the League's forum guidelines.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7:00-8:30
Belleville High School
Mini Auditorium
Candidate's Forum - Belleville City Council. The public is invited to attend this event and submit questions for the 4 candidates running for 2 seats on the Belleville City Council. The questions will be asked by a League moderator. Questions can also be submitted via the League's email: lwvmail@yahoo.com prior to September 30. The candidates and audience members should be aware of the League's forum guidelines.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
11:00am-2:30pm
Greenmead Historical Park
Alexander Blue House
20501 Newburg Road
Livonia, MI
Live Auction. The public is invited (no charge) to join the League's annual fundraiser. Items to bid on include event tickets, holiday items, baked goods and hand-made products. See the flyer attached.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00-8:30pm
Livonia Bennett Library (Civic Center)
32777 Five Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Follow the Money. The public is invited to hear Craig Mauger, Executive Director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, discuss the impact of big (and "dark") money on our elections.
Monday, November 18, 2019
7:00-8:30pm
William P. Faust Public Library
6123 Central City Parkway
Westland, MI 48185
2020 Census - Get the Answers. The public is invited to a presentation by the League about the upcoming census- learn about why it's important, who must participate, what it's used for and what the changes are this year from prior census years. Flyer available here.