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Candidates Forum

This will be a Candidate Forum – Not a debate

  • Mike Woitas, KATE radio, will be our moderator.
  • The Forum Schedule is as follows:

County Commissioners – KATE Radio


6-6:30 p.m.     Commissioner District #1

Bradley S. Edwin

Ronald Jacobsen

 6:45-7:15 p.m.   Commissioner District #3

John Forman

Steve Kluver

7:30-8 p.m.    Commissioner District #5

Ted Herman

Mike Lee


City Council – City Council Chambers

14-Oct 6-6:30 p.m.   City of Albert Lea Council Ward 5

Robert Rasmussen

John Severtson


School District 241 – Riverland Community College


6 p.m.       School District 241 – Vote For Up To 3

Angie Hoffman

Bruce Olson

Christopher Seedorf

Jerry Collins

Kalli Rittenhouse

Mary Elizabeth Harty

Neal Skaar

State Representatives – KATE Radio


6-6:30    State Representative District 27A

Peggy Bennett – Republican

Thomas Martinez – Democrat

6:45-7:15    State Representative District 27B

Patricia Mueller – Republican

Jeanne Poppe – Democrat

7:30-8     State Senator District 27

Tyler Becvar – Legal Marijuana Now

Gene Dornink - Republica

Dan Sparks - Democrat


  • We ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled timeslot
  • This forum will not be open to the public due to COVID
  • The forum will be live on KATE radio and Facebook Live. It will also be recorded and shared on the KATE radio website, the Chamber website, and the City’s YouTube channel.
  • Candidates will be allowed:
    • 2 minutes each, for opening statements
    • 2-minute responses for each question
    • 2 minutes each, for closing comments