It goes without saying that the 2022 election will be momentous, with the Governor, Congressional Representatives and all State Legislators up for reelection in newly drawn districts. In Minnesota, voters will also elect hundreds of county, city and school district leaders.
Advance registration isn’t required. Because we expect that certain forums will be popular, we suggest arriving early to secure a seat.
Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we will stream the forums live on various Facebook and YouTube pages (see links below). Special thanks to the League of Women Voters, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, and BLAEDC for helping to fund this service.
Candidates will make opening statements before a moderator presents a series of prepared questions written by our planning committee. We will rotate the order of responses to ensure fairness, and all responses will have strict time limits. The candidates will then answer audience questions and conclude the forum with closing statements. Expect most forums to last 60-90 minutes.
Attendees will have an opportunity to submit written questions in person or by typing comments online. They must be polite and directed to all candidates. Question screeners will select the most popular topics and may combine or reword questions for clarity. We also ask that attendees refrain from applauding to ensure fairness and time constraints. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
If you attend the event in person, candidates are usually available before and after the forum to meet with attendees.
US Congressional Debate: Pete Stauber & Jen Schultz
Crosslake City Council and Mayor Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Crosslake City Council and Mayor Candidate Forum
Brainerd and Baxter City Councils Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Brainerd City Council Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Baxter City Council Candidate Forum
Crow Wing County Commissioner and Sheriff Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Crow Wing County Commissioner Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Crow Wing County Sheriff Candidate Forum
Nisswa City Council and Mayor Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Nisswa City Council and Mayor Candidate Forum
Brainerd School Board Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Brainerd School Board Candidate Forum
Live Recording: Brainerd School Board Candidate Forum Special Election