Editor's Note: Patch is joining forces with Town Square Television to provide coverage of the 2012 elections in northern Dakota County.
Are you an arm-chair political analyst or simply want to be an informed citizen?
Town Square Television (TST) will be hosting a candidate's forum on Thursday, Sept. 13, for state government candidates from Districts 52 and 54.
The 7-8 p.m. forum will include candidates from Senate District 52 and House candidates from districts 52A and 52B. The 8:30-9:30 p.m. forum will follow with Senate District 54 candidates and House candidates from 54A.
A breakdown of the candidates involved is below.Senate District 52 Jim Metzen (incumbent) Dwight Rabuse House Districts 52A/B
Rick Hansen (incumbent) 52AJoe Blum Joe Atkins (incumbent) 52B
Senate District 54 Katie Sieben (incumbent) Janis Quinlan House District 54A Ron Lischeid (Independent) Derrick Lehrke (GOP) Dan Schoen (DFL)
Source: Town Square Television
The forums are hosted by NDC4, and the . The District 52 forum is also hosted by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
We'll also be fielding questions from blog commenters, as well as from Twitter and Facebook. Just post your question on our Facebook page, or tweet @InverGrovePatch and be sure to include hashtag #TSTforumQ.
A few questions will be selected to pose to the candidates.
Live blog coverage on Patch will kick off 15 minutes prior to showtime; live coverage on TST will begin at 6:55 p.m.