7th Ward Candidate Forum Set For Sunday, June 10th

candidate-forumThe 7th Ward Independent Democrats Candidate Forum for License Collector, Recorder of Deeds, and 79th District State Representative will be held 1:30-4 pm Sunday, June 10th. Place TBA, most likely Nadine’s Patio.

Candidates will receive the candidate survey and forum instructions over next 48 Hours.

We hope to soon announce the name of a very exciting Forum King of Questions (Moderator). Still working on Time Lord (Timekeeper) for the event.

The King of Questions will draw questions from the candidate surveys, read aloud the question and the answer time allotted, and each candidate will answer. The King of Questions will also ask candidates one question of his own preference.

Each candidate will be able to make an opening and closing statement. Order of speakers will be determined by drawing of straws, coin toss, or other fair and impartial manner, and after first question round the order will rotate.

The Time Lord will strictly enforce the time allotted for each speaker.

Candidate survey answers for Personal Side of the Candidate will be posted on our blog as they come in. Answers to Candidate Views portion of survey will be posted to blog after the Candidate Forum. Candidates must complete the survey according to the instructions and by the deadline in order to participate in the Forum.

Drinking and eating will be encouraged at this event.

There will be Attendance Prizes.

Voter Registration will be available.

We will be collecting school supplies and backpacks for schools in 7th Ward neighborhoods at this event. See St. Louis Public Schools Supply List.

August 2nd Missouri Democratic Primary 7th Ward Endorsements

7th Ward Independent Democrats have voted to endorse the following candidates and issues.  7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski supports the candidates and issues chosen by the members.

August 2, 2016 Democratic Primary
For U.S. Senator: Elect Cori Bush
For Governor: Elect Charles B. Wheeler
For Lt. Governor: Elect Tommie Pierson Sr
For Secretary of State: Elect Robin Smith
For State Treasurer: Elect Judy Baker
For Attorney General: Elect Jake Zimmerman
For U.S. House 1st District: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
For Missouri Senate 5th District: Re-Elect Jamilah Nasheed
For Missouri House 78th District: Elect Bruce Franks
For Missouri House 79th District: Re-Elect Michael Butler
For St. Louis City Circuit Attorney: Elect Kimberly M. Gardner
For St. Louis City Sheriff: Elect Vernon Betts
For St. Louis City Treasurer: Re-Elect Tishaura Jones
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeeman: Elect Marty Joe Murray Jr
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman: Re-Elect Marie Ceselski

2016 Primary Candidate & Ballot Issue Forums

Tentative Dates for 7th Ward Independent Democrats sponsored Primary Forums:

Monday, April 18th
St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Candidates
St. Louis City Sheriff Candidates
Ballot Issues

Monday, May 16th
1st US House District
78th Missouri House District
79th Missouri House District
Ballot Issues

Monday, June 20th
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
State Treasurer

Filing opens February 23rd and Closes March 29th. Additional information on filing.

We’re checking to see if Lafayette Park United Methodist Church Hall is available for the Forums.

Candidates will be required to submit completed candidate surveys in advance of participation. Some Survey questions will be used in the Forum. Our past Candidate Surveys and Responses are posted Here. If you’d like to suggest a question for one of the 2016 Surveys, please submit to ward7stl@aol.com.

Surrogates will only be permitted for statewide candidates and 1st US House District candidates.