Fall 2022 Johnson County Legislative Candidate Forum hosted by Staff Council and Faculty Senate

Fall 2022 Johnson County Legislative Candidate Forum hosted by Staff Council and Faculty Senate promotional image

University of Iowa Staff Council and Faculty Senate are co-sponsoring a forum on Thursday, Oct. 6 to gain perspective on where candidates for Iowa House and Iowa Senate stand on issues important to the mission of UI and its faculty and staff.

The free event will focus on the six contested races that will appear on the Johnson County general election ballot on Nov. 8. Early voting begins Oct. 19. Candidates from Senate Districts 45 and 46 and House Districts 85, 89, 91, and 92 have been invited to attend. Candidates from the uncontested races (Senate District 43 and House Districts 86 and 90) are also invited to attend, although will not formally appear in the forum proceedings. Click here for a full list of candidates on the ballot.

The work of University of Iowa faculty and staff is of critical importance to our nearby communities and state, to our economy, and our well-being. Our local elected leaders to the Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives are our ambassadors, our advocates, and our guides to the people of Iowa. Elections are the crux of our democratic process. It is important for our UI community to be engaged in this process, to be heard, and to forge positive and productive relationships with our elected leaders. Please consider attending this event to help us achieves these goals.

The forum is scheduled as a hybrid event beginning at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 6 in the Iowa Theater (formerly the Bijou Theater) on the main floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison St. Parking is available in the ramp across the street. Doors open at 6 p.m. Those seeking to participate virtually can join using this Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96318719957.

Should the theater reach capacity, an overflow room will be available to watch and listen to the forum. Attendees and candidates (when not on stage) are encouraged to mix and mingle in the common area outside the theater to get to topics that didn’t make it in the formal portion of the event.

Please use this short Qualtrics survey to recommend topics or specific questions to be asked of the candidates. 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Iowa Theater (formerly Bijou)
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brian Morelli in advance at 3194673017 or brian-morelli@uiowa.edu.