Candidates from the Iowa House and Iowa Senate participate in panel discussion

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Sioux City residents were invited to attend a public forum with the candidates for the Iowa House and Senate.

Eight candidates from four districts were there.

Candidates included David Dawson, who is running against Senator Jim Carlin for a seat in the Iowa Senate — and Jackie Smith, who is running against Senator Rick Bertrand for a Senate seat.

Rita  DeJong is running against Representative Jacob Bossman for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives.

In another Iowa house race, Representative Tim Kacena is running against Robert Henderson.

The community came out to hear what each candidate had to say about a variety of topics.

“The goal is to help the voter make a decision, an inform decision on what they feel is important to them how the candidates answer the questions,” says Dagna Simmons, Co-Chair League of Women Voters Sioux City.

“Well I think it’s very important to get out there and vote because you want your voice to be heard and I think it’s very important for every individual to do that because you want to make a difference and you want to see that change,” says Juan Neri, Panelist and student at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

This forum was the second one sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sioux City.

You can watch WITCC Audio Engineering/Media Production stream here:

Topics included Medicaid, education, and tax cuts, just to name a few.

Hannah Norton

Hannah Norton

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