BATAVIA – All registered Geneva voters and their families are invited to a free spaghetti supper.
Meet The Geneva Candidates Night will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Riverview Banquet Hall, 1117 Washington Ave., Batavia.
All candidates in contested races in the April 7 consolidated election are invited. Seven are seeking three four-year terms on the Geneva District 304 school board. They are incumbent board members Mary Stith, Kelly Nowak and Mike McCormick and newcomers Taylor Egan, Evelyn Schneider, Tina Yagla and Ann Murtaugh.
In the aldermanic races, Pat Lenski and Tara Burghart are vying for the 1st Ward, and James Radecki and Eleanor Hamilton are in a contest for the 4th Ward.
The event will provide voters an opportunity to mingle with candidates and discuss their viewports and receive answers to any questions in a one-on-one format. No formal group question-and-answer period is planned.
The event is being presented to encourage voter education about the upcoming election, said Jay Moffat, who is helping support the dinner. Moffat, who serves on the Geneva Park Board, said he is doing this as a private citizen and not as a board member.
The goal is to allow all candidates the opportunity to meet voters and their families and listen to their issues and concerns, Moffat said.
“We hope to educate the voters that all politics is local, especially when it comes to their pocketbooks,” Moffat said. “We are inviting families, so children get a lesson in local civics about the responsiblities about becoming an educated voter when they get the opportunity to vote.”
Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP, with information such as how many in the family will be there and the approximate time they will be arriving, to GenevaVotes2015@gmail.com, so hosts can plan how much food to prepare.
To learn more about candidates running in the April 7 election – and to learn more about referendums that will appear on local ballots – visit our Election Central website at www.kcchronicle.com/election-central.