Meet the Candidate Night set for Oct. 5

By Darrell Wacker -

BUTLER TWP. — The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce and the Vandalia Drummer News will once again partner to present a candidate and issue forum prior to November’s general election.

The forum is set for Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. in the west wing of the Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Road.

Candidates for Butler Township Trustee, Vandalia Mayor and City Council, and the Vandalia Board of Education will be invited to participate. Additionally, the Vandalia-Butler City Schools will discuss its proposed levy renewal.

“Local elections are the ones where we as individuals have the largest impact,” said Will Roberts, President and CEO of the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce. “The forum will provide an opportunity to listen to and speak with each candidate and will give each voter the best education on the issues and candidates to be decided.”

The Chamber of Commerce and Drummer News thank Christian Life Center for providing use of their venue, Creatif Catering/Celebrations II Banquet Center for sponsoring and catering the post-forum Meet and Greet, and J. Spivey Photography for photography and video.

The forum will be designed to allow attendees to question the candidates – even those running unopposed. A full list of candidates and issues is below:

Butler Township Trustee (Elect 2)

Ken Betz

Mike Lang

City of Vandalia – Council (Elect 3)

Amber Aivalotis-Weaver

Mike Blakesly

Candice Farst

Dave Lewis

Vandalia-Butler Board of Education (Elect 3)

Holly Herbst

Melissa Pruszynski

Kent L. Zimmerman

Vandalia-Butler City Schools – Issue 35

Renewal of existing 6.99 mill levy for the purpose of current expenses for a continuing period of time.

By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937)-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937)-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.