2016-10-20 / Life in Leelanau

Northport groups plan candidate forum

Two Northport loose-knit organizations, the Cracker Barrel and Circle Discussion Group and the Gertrude McDuck Coffee Hour, are jointly sponsoring an election candidate forum set for Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Leelanau Township fire hall.

The forum will include candidates for District 4 county commissioner seat, which includes Leelanau Township and a portion of Suttons Bay Township, and the Leelanau Township supervisor’s post.

The event will be moderated by Phil Garrison, pastor of Northport Trinity Church. Candidates will make opening and closing statements and will be asked to answer written questions.

Candidates vying for the commissioner seat are Tom Van Pelt, former county board chair, and incumbent commissioner Ty Wessell.

The supervisor’s race pits incumbent supervisor Doug Scripps against Frank Goodroe.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m.

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