But, when it comes to candidates for local offices such as judge, coroner, or county commissioner, the only thing most voters can tell you about the person is the color of their yard signs.
Eagle 99.3 wants to change that. We are once again partnering with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce to host a live, on-air debate among candidates for local offices.
The Eagle 99.3 and Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Debates will air at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23. The debates will also stream live on the web at www.EagleCountryOnline.com.
The debates will take place at the Dearborn Adult Center, 311 West Tate Street, Lawrenceburg. The public is welcome to attend in person with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Eagle 99.3 News Director Mike Perleberg will moderate the debates. He will be joined on the debate panel by Charlie Blankenship and Tom Deville, members of the chamber's governmental affairs board.
The following is a list of the Dearborn County races being featured, followed by the candidates who have been invited:
County Commissioner District 1 - Kevin J. Lynch (R) and Philip “Flippy” Darling (D).
County Commissioner District 2 - Tom Orschell (D) and Arthur Little (R).
County Council At-Large - Charles D. Keyes (R), Randy Lyness (R), Bill Ullrich (R), Andrew Addison (D), John Johnson III (D), and Teresa Somerlot (D).
Dearborn Superior Court II Judge - Sally A. Blankenship (R) and N. Alan Miller III (D).
County Coroner - Steven Callahan (R), Joe Ridgeway (D), and Tracey Cochran Evans (I).
Clerk of Courts - Rudy Howard (D) and Rick Probst (R).
Eagle 99.3 invites Dearborn County voters to submit their questions for the candidates, some of which will be chosen for the broadcast. E-mail your question to email@example.com with “Dearborn County Debate Question” in the subject line. Please specify which race your question pertains to.