Luther College CEPE to host Local Candidate Forum

October 13, 2022

Everyone is invited to learn more about candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot by attending the Luther College Local Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Hosted by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the forum will be held in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. A link to the virtual event will be available at

Candidates for the offices of Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors and Iowa House of Representatives District 63 will be participating. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates to answer.

“In organizing the forum, the CEPE aims to create an opportunity for people to consider the significance of voting,” said Spencer Gillian, a student member of the CEPE. “This is a great opportunity for students and community members to engage with democracy at the broad level while connecting with other folks who live in the area and want to make informed choices in this year’s midterm election.” 

All candidates running for the Board of Supervisors and House District 63 have been invited. At this time, five have confirmed participation and some are still pending. The candidates for Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors who have confirmed they will be participating include:

  • Matthew Spencer (D) – District 1
  • Mark Faldet (D) – District 2
  • Gary Rustad (R) – District 2
  • Steve Kelsay (R) -District 5

Candidates for Iowa House District 63 who will be participating include:

  • Tim Lecander (D)
  • Michael Bergan (R)

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