Candidate Forums

Get informed about city, county and state candidates and important issues prior to elections. This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the candidates and their campaigns.

2016’s Candidate Forums are as follows:

Interchange State Legislative Forum – October 3, 2016, 12 pm to 1 pm with doors open at 11:30 am @ Minerva’s Convention Center.  Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend the lunch at your own expense.  The panel discussion will begin shortly after 12 p.m. and end at 1 p.m.   The format of the panel discussion will begin with two-minute opening comments from each candidate to allow you an opportunity to profile personal background information and opinions on issues.  Next, pre-written questions from the audience will be asked, allowing each candidate to respond on a rotating, time-limited basis.   The following are running for office:  David Allen, Jean Hunhoff, Peter Rossiter and Mike Stevens.  You must RSVP by Friday, September 30 if you plan to eat lunch.  Meals can be paid by credit card online or at the door the day of the event.  To register, click here


State Legislative Forum – On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and the local media will host the candidates for District 18 House of Representatives at the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) beginning at 7 pm.  This community forum will be hosted by KYNT, KVHT/KVTK, WNAX/104.1 the Wolf, The Yankton County Observer, and the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. This will be a facilitated forum and the public is encouraged to bring written questions that will be presented to the candidates. Following the panel discussion, Jason Ravnsborg will present a “neutral” viewpoint of the issues on the ballot this November.


Candidate Forums Sponsored By:

     First National Logo


 These events are sponsored by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee.

  • (800) 888-1460
  • (605) 665-3636
  • 803 E. 4th St.
  • Yankton, SD
  • 57078