The Oakdale Business and Professional Association held its annual Eggs 'n Issues breakfast last week at Oak Marsh Golf Course. This was the first year the OBPA has hosted a mayoral forum. City council members Paul Reinke, left, and Stan Karwoski took turns fielding questions -- each made his case as to why he should be Oakdale's next mayor. (Submitted photo)
Oakdale candidates talk issues with business community
Last week, the Oakdale Business and Professional Association hosted its annual Eggs 'n Issues breakfast at Oak Marsh Golf Course. The OBPA has hosted council and county board forums in the past, but this is the first year the OBPA has hosted a mayoral forum, moderator Marc Cove of Platinum Bank said.
The Oakdale Business and Professional Association will host forums for voters to learn more about the candidates running for local office. Oakdale mayoral candidates will be on hand at the OBPA’s “Eggs and Issues” Sept.
The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29, as did filing for seats on local school boards. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Voters no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, such as being ill or out of their precinct on Election Day. As a result, more voters can vote early by absentee to avoid long lines and waits at the polling place.