A number of public events have been set to let voters learn more about La Crosse’s 11 mayoral candidates leading up to the Feb. 19 primary.
- A “meet and greet” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St. The candidates will be available throughout the library’s main floor to answer questions.
- Another “meet and greet,” this one from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Cameron Hall of Nations in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Centennial Hall. The event, hosted by UW-L’s The Racquet newspaper and the student association, will set the candidates up at tables to “share (their) vision for the city.”
- The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse will host a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the fellowship sanctuary, 401 West Ave. S. All but one question will come from the audience. At least seven candidates have agreed to participate.
- Radio host Bob Schmidt of WLFN-AM will have a live debate on his morning program from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. All but one candidate has committed, Schmidt said.
- The Restore La Crosse Committee and the tea party will host a debate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the main auditorium of the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St. The event will be moderated by Steve Gores, with about six to eight questions asked by “various local personalities.” Candidates also will be available at 6 p.m. to chat with the public. More than half the candidates are confirmed for the event, the group said.