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Public forums set for Charles City council, school board candidates

Charles City, Iowa – A pair of public forums are scheduled for October for the public to hear from candidates running for the Charles City Council and the Charles City Community School District. 

Residents are invited to a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 16th, at 7 p.m. at the Charles City NIACC Center featuring the five candidates running for three seats on the city council. Incumbent Keith Starr and candidates  Phillip Knighten, Phoebe Pittman, Craig Hamm and Ann Teeter have all been invited and have agreed to participate. Two other incumbents whose terms are expiring, Michael Hammond and Dan Mallaro, have opted not to run again.

Then on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, a Candidates Forum featuring the three candidates running for the school board will be offered at 7 p.m. also at the Charles City NIACC Center. Incumbent Robin Macomber is seeking re-election, while challengers Janiece Bergland and Patricia Rottinghaus have also filed to run for the two available board seats. Incumbent Jason Walker has chosen not to run again.

Both events are free and open to the public,


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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