Candidates’ forum set for Oct. 4 in SV

Spring Valley VFW Post 4114 and the Spring Valley Tribune are once again sponsoring a meet the candidates’ forum for county contests ahead of the general election.

The forum is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, at Spring Valley Community Center. All the candidates for Fillmore County sheriff and Fillmore County auditor-treasurer have agreed to participate.

The VFW and Tribune have co-sponsored a forum every election year since 2014 with the county sheriff and commissioner candidates participating that year and local School Board candidates taking part in 2016.

This year, a separate forum for Spring Valley City Council candidates is set for Thursday, Oct. 11, but details on that are still being worked out.

The forum on Oct. 4 will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spring Valley Community Center. Questions will be reviewed beforehand to make sure they are appropriate. They will be randomly drawn out of a basket and read by the same person with each candidate getting two minutes to answer. There will be three minutes for an introduction from each candidate before the questions and two minutes at the end for a final statement.

Questions from the public can be submitted to the Spring Valley Tribune office, 101 South Broadway Avenue, or online at under the submissions tab at the top of the home page, by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.