16-1015-candidate-forum-003Rick Poppitz
Special to The Gardner News
About 40 people got up early on Saturday, Oct. 10 to attend a Candidate Forum featuring candidates for state seats and county commissioner. The forum started at 7:30 a.m. and adjourned about 10 a.m.
The event was a joint effort of the Gardner-Edgerton Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. It was held at Fronteras Mexican Restaurant in Gardner.
The moderator was Stephonn Alcorn, who is the current student body president at KU and a graduate of GEHS.Participating candidates were:
Mike Brown and John Toplikar for County Commision District 6
Mike Fonkert and Willie Dove for House Rep District 38
Chris Morrow and Julia Lynn for Kansas State Senate District 9
Molly Baumgardner, Kansas Senate District 37