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Audio Archive: Southern Illinois Congressional Candidate Forum - Heartland Newsfeed

COLLINSVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate forum sponsored by Moms Demand Action, Indivisible 12th, Southwestern Illinois Democratic Women and Southern Illinois People for Progress was held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 309 hall in Collinsville Saturday afternoon.

The event co-sponsored sent out invitations to candidates running in general primaries on March 20 from the Democratic, Republican and Green parties within the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Congressional districts.

Representing the Twelfth District were Democratic candidates David Bequette and Brendan Kelly, Libertarian Republican candidate Preston Nelson and Green candidate Randy Auxier. Republican incumbent Mike Bost was invited but was not in attendance.

Representing the Thirteenth District were Democratic candidates Jon Ebel, Dr. David Gill, Erik Jones, Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan and Angel Sides. Republican incumbent Rodney Davis was invited but was not in attendance.

Representing the Fifteenth District were Democratic candidates Carl Spoerer and Kevin Gaither. Republican incumbent John Shimkus was invited but was not in attendance.

Listen to “Southern Illinois Congressional Candidate Forum” on Spreaker.

Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. He is general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks and an active contributor to four newspapers for Pana News Group. He also serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party and Capital Area Libertarian Party, deputy candidate recruitment director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman/co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus.

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