Columbus Candidate Forums For School Board, City Council

(Columbus) The Columbus/Fall River Rotary Club is sponsoring two candidate’s forums over the next two evenings. On Wednesday (3/21/) night, school board candidates will be featured. Four candidates are running for three open spots in the Columbus School District: incumbent Bill Braun along with Julie Hajewski, John Sanderson, and Barbara Hesselberg. The school board candidate’s forum is Wednesday starting at 7pm. On Thursday (3/22) at 7:30pm, the forum will feature city council candidates. In District Two, incumbent Rod Melotte filed non-candidacy and two new candidates will be on the ballot: Chris Roelke and Jason Theilen. In District Three, incumbent Alderman Andrew Traxler is facing Paula Steiner. No one will be on the ballot in District One where Council President Regan Rule filed non-candidacy. Both the school board and aldermanic forums will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.