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Candidate Forum

On January 13, 2016, in Uncategorized, by JimB-Treasurer

On January 21, 2016 the Adams County Republican Central Committee will host a local candidate forum for Republican candidates in the March 15, 2016 Primary Election. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Quincy. All Republican Candidates running for office in the March primary have been invited to attend and participate in the Forum.

The following Candidates have indicated they will attend:

Candidate for Illinois State Senate Jil Tracy

Illinois State Representative Randy Frese

Regional Superintendent of Schools Jill Reis

Adams County Circuit Judge Scott Larson

Candidates for Adams County States Attorney Jennifer Cifaldi and Gary Farha

Adams County Coroner James Keller

Adams County Board Candidates Candidates

Candidates for Republican Precinct Committeemen

There will be a social hour at 6:00 p. m., with the program to start at 6:45 p.m.

The program will include the introduction of candidates in non-contested races with short remarks.

As part of the program question and answer session is scheduled with Candidates for primary Adams County States Attorney.

The candidates will appear on stage at separate times, the order of appearance will be determined by a coin toss. The Candidates will be timed by official timekeepers and given notice of time remaining for each question. All applause should be held until a Candidate has completed his segment.


1) Questions have been compiled by a Committee of the Republican Party based upon ideas submitted by our members.

2) All questions will be asked by the moderator, each candidate will be asked the same questions, in the same order.

3) Candidates will be on stage separately so that the attendees will have an opportunity to get to know each candidate and have their questions answered. During the time that a candidate is on stage, the other candidate will be out of the room.

4) Each Candidate will have two minutes to address the audience with an opening statement regarding their background, qualifications and position on the issues.

5) Each Candidate will have twenty minutes to answer the questions put to them by the moderator; each candidate will answer the same questions and answers will be limited to 90 seconds each.

6) Each Candidate will have two minutes for a closing statement.

7) Each Candidate will be allowed to record the forum from a designated position. No one else, including the media will be allowed to film. Video for file tape permitted.

8) Each campaign, including non-contested races, will have a table in the hallway outside the auditorium for campaign material and volunteer sign up.

Light Refreshments will be served