The 40 Below Candidate Forum from Thursday, July 24, is now available on YouTube.
According to the group’s website, the forum was established to “provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear from candidates running for the Marquette County Board of Commissioners and Marquette City Commission, focusing on the candidates’ visions for the County and City of Marquette.”
All candidates for the six county seats and three city seats were invited. Mike Conley did not attend the city debate while democrats Joe Derosha and Randall Yelle did not attend. Derosha is running unopposed in his party and will run against republican Justin Carlson in district 2. Yelle is one of four democrats and two republicans running for county district 6, which includes some of South Marquette. 40 Below also sent out thank you cards to those that participated.
The county forum ran before the city forum with a ten-minute break in between. The city portion of the forum starts at 1:24:17.