Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Hastings residents will have four great candidates from which to choose on Tuesday, Aug. 12 (primary) and Tuesday, Nov. 4 (general election).
Candidates include: Joanna Bayers, Lori Braucks, Ian Martin and Mark Vaughan.
Those who couldn't make it to the forum may now watch replays of the event on Hastings Community Television - Channel 15. It will air each day at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.. 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Stay tuned to Hastings Happenings here at www.HastingsHappenings.CO, on Twitter at @HastingsMinn and on Facebook for upcoming coverage of the local Hastings election. Please let us know what you would like us to ask these candidates in the coming months.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
All four remaining candidates will be participating in the forum - answering questions that you submit in advance. Questions will also be taken at the forum itself via audience question cards.
What would you like to ask the candidates? Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or include in the comments section of this site.
Thanks - hope to see you at the forum!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
July 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I wanted to thank the many friends and colleagues who promised their support when I decided to run. Your well wishes are priceless and I am extremely grateful.
I would urge each of you to shift your support to Mark Vaughan. Mark has shown in the past that he is not afraid to stand up for what is right. His experience as a member and Chair of various City Commissions gives him the insight and credibility to ‘hit the ground running’ when he joins the City Council.
Thank you to KDWA and the Star Gazette for providing a voice for all of the candidates.
And thank you to Tom Bullington of Hastings Happenings for arranging a forum so we can all get to know our candidates a little better and make an informed decision on Election Day.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Candidates for the two open at-large seats on the Hastings City Council will appear at a public forum - sponsored by Hastings Happenings - on Thursday, July 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the worship center at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 400 9th St. W. in Hastings.
Members of the public and news media are invited to attend. There is no charge.
The upcoming Aug. 12 primary election will narrow down the current field of six to four candidates who will compete in the Nov. 4 general election. Winners of that contest will begin their terms on the Hastings City Council in January 2015.
Hastings Happenings started as a website in February 2008 and has evolved into a popular local Facebook site (1,188 members) and Twitter feed (537 followers).
“The goal of Hastings Happenings has always been to promote an exchange of ideas, photos, video and news articles related to the Hastings community,” said Hastings Happenings founder Tom Bullington. “The July 24 candidate forum is yet another way I’m encouraging people to ask questions, and learn more about the people who want to represent us on the Hastings City Council.”
Here are some additional details about the forum:
Bullington will serve as the moderator and ask questions given to him during the event by audience members and submitted in advance by Hastings Happenings readers.
The forum will start off with each candidate giving a two-minute opening statement introducing themselves to the audience.
The event is not a “debate.” Only one candidate will have the floor at a time in two-minute increments and will share one microphone, which will be passed between them. The order will then reverse with the next question.
Candidates will be told to stop after two minutes and pass the microphone to the next candidate.
Each candidate will be seated next to each other in chairs on the church’s altar.
Candidates cannot ask each other questions, nor interrupt other candidates.
Candidates will have an opportunity to make a two-minute closing statement.
There will be no food or beverages served, or allowed in the venue – except for the candidates who will have bottled water.
For more information, please contact Tom Bullington at 651-402-6356 or via email at: email@example.com.
Please visit Hastings Happenings on Facebook and on Twitter at: @HastingsMinn