Get your questions ready for the mayoral candidate forum

Coun. Andrew Jakubeit will be in attendance at two of the three public forums coming up.
Image Credit: Source/City of Penticton

PENTICTON - Mayoral candidates will take the stage this week to discuss their goals and answer citizens’ questions at a public forum.

The forum, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and the Penticton Herald, will be held on Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Resort. Each candidate will have a chance to make an opening statement before taking questions from crowd.

Coun. Andrew Jakubeit and Coun. John Vassilaki will both be in attendance, however Jukka Laurio could not be reached to confirm his attendance.

Residents will have another chance to hear mayoral candidates and council candidates during two forums organized by community group Educate Encourage Empower Penticton. The forums will be held on Nov. 5 and Nov. 10, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dogtown Cafe in Penticton

Candidates attending the November forums include, Andre Martin, Patrick Bunchanan, Ryan Foster, David Korinetz, Steve Boultbee, Jenine Nicholas, Brent Madsen, Darryl Sandman Sanders, Campbell Watt, Kevin Noonan, Jukka Laurio, Helena Konanz, Tarik Sayeed, Garry B. Gratton, Dom Dumesnil, Judy Sentes, Katie Robinson, Paula Cattani, Brian Henningson, Max PIcton, Vic Powell, Andrew Jakubeit and John Vassilaki.

Some candidates did not respond to the invitation, and others could not make it. Not included are disqualified candidates Poonam Chahal and Jason Cox, who did not submit their official papers on time, according to government officials.

Coun. John Vassilaki is also challenging for the Mayor's position.
Coun. John Vassilaki is also challenging for the Mayor's position.

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