By Jim Stanford on October 6, 2010
Tonight Jackson Hole Community Radio hosts the first in a series of “fireside chat” political debates, featuring Len Carlman and Ruth Ann Petroff, candidates for Wyoming House of Representatives. The savvy political strategist April Hankey and I will be moderating. The show runs from 7:30 to 8 p.m. at 89.1 FM and will be rebroadcast tomorrow from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Got a question we ought to zing the candidates with? Leave it in the comments section below, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The series continues on KHOL at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 with Wyoming Senate candidates Leland Christensen and Tom Frisbie and culminates with a forum Oct. 20 at Betty Rock. The “Political Pizza Party” will feature mayoral candidates Franz Camenzind and Mark Barron and the five candidates for Teton County commissioner. Len and Ruth Ann will be back for round two, and there will be music by Screen Door Porch and Pete Muldoon and Friends.
Len and Ruth Ann are vying to replace Pete Jorgensen, who has represented Jackson for eight years but won’t seek a fifth term. House District 16 comprises much of Jackson, downtown Wilson and the Highway 390 corridor to Teton Village. Among the issues the Wyoming Legislature deals with are taxation, education, energy production, economic incentives and wildlife management.
Len is a Democrat, an attorney, a longtime board member of the Snake River Fund and former director of the Jackson Hole Alliance for Responsible Planning (now the JH Conservation Alliance). Ruth Ann, a Republican, is the former owner of the Domino’s Pizza franchise and Hard Drive Cafe, and continues to operate her coffee roasting business, Snake River Roasting. Among the civic organizations she has been involved with are Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center and Teton Youth and Family Services.
Both are well known in the community. Should make for excellent dialogue.
Invite some friends over, and tune in tonight!