Area Leagues of Women Voters to Sponsor District 5 Candidate Forum on April 4

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By Sheryl Swingley—

MUNCIE, IN—The Leagues of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County, Anderson-Madison County, Hamilton County, and Howard County in partnership with Woof Boom Radio and WXIN/FOX AND WTTV/CBS will hold a Congressional District 5 Candidate Forum for the public before the 2024 May primary election.

The forum will be take place in the auditorium of Anderson High School, 4610 S. Madison Ave., Anderson, Indiana, on Thursday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. Attendees should park in the North Lot and enter Door No. 1.

People unable to attend can listen to a live broadcast on radio stations in the 5th District – WHBU in Anderson: 101.1-FM, 1240-AM and WMUN in Muncie: 92.5-FM, 1340-AM, or watch live video streamed on the platforms of television stations WXIN/FOX AND WTTV/CBS.

All candidates who had filed by the deadline have been invited. Participating in the forum are Raju Chinthala, Max Engling, Mark Hurt, Patrick Malayter, Matthew Peiffer, Ryan Pfenninger, Deborah A Pickett, Lonnie D Powell, Larry L. Savage Jr., and Victoria Spartz.

The moderator for the forum will be Steve Lindell, vice president of programming for Woof Boom Radio. Lindell has been on 104.1 WLBC for 31 years and is also the director of news operations for the East Central Indiana Woof Boom Radio group.

The nonpartisan event is being held not to endorse any party, but to help inform and engage the citizens of Indiana Congressional District 5. Campaign handouts, campaign shirts, signs, and buttons are not allowed at the forum.

The forum is FREE and open to the public.  Audience members will be able to submit questions for the moderator to pose to candidates. Questions from the audience will be screened for appropriateness, relevancy, and repetition by League members.  As much as possible, the questions will be read as written by the citizen.