For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 25, 2010

Contact Person:
Amy Smolik

City Council candidate forums tomorrow

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Young Professionals Network and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring two forums for the four open Sioux Falls City Council seats this Saturday. Registered voters will have the chance to vote for Sioux Falls School Board, Sioux Falls City Council and Sioux Falls Mayor at the April 13 election.


Five candidates are seeking the At-Large Seat A seat and two candidates are seeking the At-Large Seat B seat; their forum will be held jointly from 9-10:30 a.m. at Carnegie Town Hall (235 W. 10th St.) Three candidates are seeking the Southeast District seat and four candidates are seeking the Central District seat; their forum will be held jointly from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., also at Carnegie Town Hall.


The candidate forums are free and open to the public and are meant to educate local voters on candidates seeking public office. Closed captioning or interpreters provided by Communication Services for the Deaf will be available for the hearing impaired. Individuals needing assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should call 605.336.1620 in advance of the event to make any necessary arrangements.


Upcoming forums:

Sioux Falls School Board: Thursday, April 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Instructional Planning Center (201 E. 38th St.).


Rebroadcast dates:
The Mayoral, Council At-Large, and Council District Forums will be rebroadcast consecutively on the following dates: Mondays: March 29, April 5 and April 12, starting at 9 a.m.; Fridays, April 2 and 9, starting at 9 a.m.; and Sundays, April 4 and 11, starting at 9 a.m. The Mayoral Candidate forum was held Saturday, March 20.


The School Board Candidate Forum will be broadcast live on KLRN (cable channel 20) at the following dates and times: at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12; and at 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on April 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

As the leading Sioux Falls area business advocate, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce represents its members by working to advance and promote the economic health and quality of life of the region. For more information about the Chamber and its programs, call 605.336.1620, email or look online at