The League of Women Voters of Park Ridge has a long, proud history of sponsoring election forums in our community. Our very first forum was held in April of 1955 at Lincoln Middle School. As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, we neither endorse nor oppose candidates for public office. We hold election forums to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Past forums include:
* Senator Laura Murphy and Representative Martin Moylan accepted the forum invitation from LWVPR, but Senate candidate Sal Raspanti (R) and House candidate Michael Lupo (R) declined (citing conflicts with the initial proposed date and failing to respond to a request to propose alternatives). League of Women Voters guidelines preclude us from conducting a forum for any race when only one candidate running for an office will be present.
Candidate forum for Park Ridge's 5th Ward in 2019