District 3 voters have numerous opportunities to meet their candidates in the coming several days. Today at the NSU Williams Library, the regular Wednesday Noon Forum features the District 3 Republican candidates—Rep. Al Novstrup, Rep. Dan Kaiser, and Drew Dennert—talking about education. The program starts at noon… and since these are Republicans sharing what they know about education, it should be done by 12:05.
We Democratic candidates—Brooks Briscoe, Nikki Bootz, and me—get to present our views on education policy and field questions from interested neighbors at the Wednesday, October 19 Noon Forum at NSU. The Noon Forums are open to NSU faculty and students as well as the general public.
I’m hosting two candidate coffees:
- Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 13, at Caribou Coffee here in Aberdeen from 7 to 9 p.m.;
- Next week Thursday, October 20, at Ken’s Super Fair Foods in the newly remodeled Gourmet Coffee spot, 9 to 11 a.m.
Those coffee chats (advertised in my latest campaign newsletter, in today’s paper and available to everyone online!) will be my sixth and seventh in-person campaign convos this year, in addition to being online on this blog and other channels for open conversations pretty much every day. By contrast, my opponent Al has advertised one public event, a joint appearance with his GOP ticketmates this past Monday evening. Openness, anyone?
Meanwhile, as my opponent and the SDGOP wallow in negative attacks on my personal character and livelihood, my video of Al’s and my responses to a campaign finance reform question at our September 24 forum has drawn over a thousand views on Facebook:
Given the openness and informed policy discussion the Democratic candidate offers, it’s no wonder the Republican incumbent is running scared. Four weeks to go—let’s win an election!