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The Rexburg candidate forum will be held at the Romance Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon. For more information contact the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 208-356-5700.

REXBURG – Rexburg residents will have the chance to meet with city council candidates during the “Meet the Candidates” forum scheduled to take place at the Romance theater today, Oct. 9, at noon. 

The Standard Journal plans to live stream the event.

“These are forums where the citizens of each community will have an opportunity to meet the people who are running to be leaders of their communities,” said Rexburg Chamber of Commerce CEO Christopher Mann.

During each forum, Hyrum Erickson, chairman of the Legislative Committee at the chamber, will serve as the moderator.

Each candidate will be given a chance to make a two-minute opening statement where they’ll introduce themselves to voters. A chamber member will ask the first set of questions dealing with various community issues. Erickson will chose the next set of questions provided by the audience prior to the event. Candidates will be given one minute to answer each question. Each candidate will also be given the chance to make a closing statement.

Following each forum, dessert will be served by the candidates themselves.

“We’ll turn them into real public servants,” Mann joked.

Mann reported that the candidate forums are a part of the chamber's ongoing efforts to serve the community.

“The Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce provides the service to our communities as part of our legislative community action,” he said.

Residents are invited to attend. For more information call 208-356-5700.