Mercer candidates forum tonight.
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 18, 2019
MERCER – Candidates will have a chance to make their case to Mercer voters before April’s spring election as the Iron County Citizens’ Forum is hosting a candidates forum tonight. The forum will be at 7:00 tonight at the Mercer Community Center, and the candidates running for the town chair and two school board seats have been invited. The forum will be divided into two segments, with the town chairman portion starting at 7pm and the school board forum starting tonight at 8pm. Jeff Stenberg, who sits on the town board as supervisor is challenging incumbent John Sendra as town board chair. Incumbent Christa Reinery, Paul Chaney, Bob Davis and Jim Hanneman are all vying for two seats on the school board. The spring election is April 2nd. The forums will all each candidate to make a brief opening and closing statement. Moderator Neil Klemme with the Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension office will present written questions submitted from the audience. Organizers are asking candidates and their supporters to refrain from engaging in campaign activity at the forum.