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**Editor’s Note: The March 26 mayoral forum was canceled because of a scheduling conflict. You can listen to a 45-minute WGTD/Racine County Eye radio forum here.

Residents in Mount Pleasant and Racine will have the opportunity in the next two weeks to question candidates for elected office.

The Racine Taxpayers Association and Racine County Eye are presenting the forums to give citizens the chance to ask the questions and hear directly from the candidates without any filters. The format will include two questions each from RTA and RCE, and residents will supply the rest. Citizens will write questions on paper supplied to them and pass them to the front.

Candidates will get the opportunity to answer each question posed to them, but the forums will not be a debate.

Sam Wahlen from the RTA will moderate the events, and one of the RCE editors will keep the time.

Mount Pleasant

On Thursday, Mount Pleasant residents are invited to a forum featuring the candidates for village president; incumbent Mark Gleason and former Trustee Jerry Garski.

The event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive.

Racine Common Council 

The candidates in four aldermanic districts – the 5th, 7th, 11th and 15th – have been invited to participate in a forum from 7 to 8 p.m. April 2 in the Great Lakes Room at Gateway Technical College.

Here are the candidates:

  • 5th District: Monte Osterman vs Steve Smetana
  • 7th District: Ray DeHahn (write-in) vs Eric Mohr
  • 11th District: Angelo Karamitos (write-in) vs Mary Land
  • 15th District: Eddie Deihl (i) vs Melissa Lemke

The general election is April 7.

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