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Holland League of Women Voters to host state House candidates forum

By Jake Allen/The Holland Sentinel • Jul 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM

HOLLAND — The League of Women Voters of the Holland area will host a candidates meet-and-greet in Holland, featuring candidates running for the Michigan House of Representatives, on Monday, July 9.

The event will be held at Brew Merchant in Washington Square from 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Republicans Orlando Estrada and Bradley Slagh and Democrat Christopher Banks, who are running for the 90th House District seat, will be at the event.

The 90th House District encompasses Holland, Hudsonville, Zeeland and the townships of Holland, Jamestown and Zeeland.

Democrat Jerry Sias and Republican Beverly Zimmerman, who are running for the 89th House District seat, will also be at the event. Republican incumbent Jim Lilly, who was first elected in 2016 and is running for re-election, declined an invitation to the event.

The 89th House District includes the townships of Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, Blendon, Crockery and Spring Lake and the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven.

The event is free to the public as part of the League of Women Voters’ ongoing efforts to help citizens become well-informed voters before the Aug. 7 primary election. Winners of the primary election will move onto the Nov. 6 general election.

“Our goal is to help people become familiar with the candidates,” said Penny Shuff, the public relations director for the League of Women Voters of the Holland area. “We know it’s a busy time of the year, but it is vital we know who they are voting for.”

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