By Jim Stanford on October 20, 2010
Tonight is the Political Pizza Party at Betty Rock, a crash course for anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming local election. There will be candidates for Teton County commissioner, Jackson mayor and Wyoming House of Representatives District 16, in addition to live music, pizza specials and BYOB.
The Rise Up tab at the top of this page contains information about the various offices. It’s incredibly easy to vote in Wyoming; anyone may register at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, or (for those heading out of town this fall) when filling out an absentee ballot at the Teton County clerk’s office, downstairs at 200 S. Willow St. (corner of Willow and Simpson). As a sage Teton County politician often reminds, You need to have lived here only a minute to vote.
KHOL has audio of the mayoral debate posted for streaming.
Here is the schedule:
6 to 7 p.m. — Music by Screen Door Porch (Aaron Davis and Seadar Rose)
7 to 9 p.m. — Three debate segments of 30 minutes each, starting with Teton County commissioner (Ben Ellis, Hank Phibbs, Paul Vogelheim, Peter Moyer, Scott Anderson) and followed by Jackson mayor (Mark Barron and Franz Camenzind) and House District 16 (Len Carlman and Ruth Ann Petroff)
9 p.m. till close — Music by Pete Muldoon, Clint Troxel and friends
Musicians will perform between debate segments. There will be time allotted during each forum for audience questions. April Hankey and I will moderate. KHOL will broadcast the mayoral debate from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and has posted several candidate forums on its website for streaming.
Please give us your input. Even if you don’t have a specific question to ask the candidates, let us know the issues that matter most to you: affordable housing, wildlife/open space, economic development, transportation, health care, energy/sustainability, to name a few. Use the comment space below.