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Three local candidate forums coming


Three local organizations will be hosting public forums to enable citizens to see and hear local political candidates.

On Tuesday, NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe (CAFe) will host an “accountability session” for candidates in the upcoming City of Las Cruces mayoral, city council and Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education election. The forum will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Alma d’arte Charter High School, 402 W. Court Ave. The forum will also be live streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrganizeNM.

On Thursday, The Las Cruces Home Builders Association (LCHBA) will host a forum for candidates for mayor of Las Cruces. “All mayoral candidates have been invited to this event to publicly respond to questions about how they will prioritize construction-related issues during their potential mayoral term,” LCHBA said. The forum will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Eddie’s Event Hall, 2825 N. Main St.

Then, on two consecutive Wednesday evenings in October, Temple Beth-El will have political forums and discussions with current candidates for the office of Mayor, City Council and LCPS School Board.

From 6:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, all the mayoral candidates have been invited to participate in a forum at Temple Beth-El, at 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave.  From 7:30-8:30 p.m., attendees can hear from candidates for the Las Cruces School Board.

The following Wednesday, Oct. 18, the temple will host candidates for City Council District 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and candidates for districts 2 and 4 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.