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The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!

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Updated: 8 hours ago

The League of Women Voters of Dakota County hosted a virtual candidate forum for ISD 199 (Inver Grove Heights) School Board on Wednesday, September 22. The forum will be rebroadcast by Town Square Television on Comcast Xfinity channels 15/HD859 and will also be available soon at townsquare.tv/shows/decision-2021.


The candidates seeking election to the ISD 199 School Board are Amy Bergum, Sarah Larsen, Carrie Lounsberry, Lori Melendez St. Onge, Mark Simmonds, and Charles Thompson. Carrie Lounsberry and Charles Thompson participated in the candidate forum.


Absentee voting began September 17 and voting will continue through the November 2 general election for three at-large seats. More information about the election and how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page.





The League of Women Voters of Dakota County will host a virtual candidate forum for ISD 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan) School Board on Wednesday, September 29. There will be no live broadcast of this forum, but the forum will be recorded by Eagan TV. Video will be made available on Eagan TV's website at cityofeagan.com/etv-elections-2021, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.


The candidates seeking election to the ISD 196 School Board are Kyle Anderson, Craig Angrimson, Loren Jay Balazs, Kim Bauer, Art Coulson, Rebecca Gierok, Kayla Hauser, Curtis Henry, Derek Kottke, Teresa Maki, Sakawdin Mohamed, Jacob Mark Rylander, John Schaefer, Jessica Turner, and Bianca Virnig. Kaia Zeigler's name will also appear on the ballot, but she has announced her withdrawal from the race. Absentee voting began September 17 and voting will continue through the November 2 general election for three at-large seats. More information about the election and how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page.


Updated: 8 hours ago

The League of Women Voters of Dakota County will host a virtual candidate forum for ISD 197 (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan) School Board at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. The forum will be broadcast by Town Square Television on Comcast Xfinity channels 15/HD859 or 20/HD859 (depending on your location) and will also be available on its website at townsquare.tv/webstreaming. If you are unable to watch the forum live, video will be available later at townsquare.tv/shows/decision-2021. If you have a question for the candidates, please submit your question by September 30 using this form.


The candidates seeking election to the ISD 197 School Board are Timothy Aune, Stephanie Auran, John Chandler, Mark Grondahl, Marcus Hill, Sarah Larsen, Robert Reese, Morgan Steele, Jon Vaupel, and Elena Villarreal. Absentee voting began September 17 and voting will continue through the November 2 general election for three at-large seats. More information about the election and how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page.



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