Sept. 25, 2013
With Ames’ four Ward boundaries redrawn in 2011 and three of the current six council members not seeking reelection, The Ames City Council will have at least two, and as many as four, new members next year. Five of the council’s six seats – the most seats ever on one ballot in at least 30 years* – plus the mayoral race will be on the ballot.
KHOI Community Radio, 89.1 FM, invited the public to hear the candidates appearing on the Nov, 5 ballot discussed the issues with journalist Lauris Olson during a series of broadcasts of the program, Local Talk, starting Monday, Sept. 30, and continued Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 4. Three candidates will appear live each day, answering questions from Olson and listeners from 7 to 7:55 a.m., with show rebroadcasts at noon and 7 p.m. the same day.
To hear these Local Talk programs on the web:
- 09/30/2013: Ward 1 contenders Justin Dodge and Gloria Betcher, and Ann Campbell, incumbent mayoral candidate
- 10/02/2013: 4th Ward contenders Victoria Szopinski (Incumbent) and Chris Nelson and 2nd Ward's unopposed candidate, Timothy Gartin
- 10/04/2013: 3rd Ward unopposed candidate Peter Orazem and At-Large contenders Amber Corrieri and Anne Kinzel