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Aurora’s three mayoral and three trustee candidates participate in forum

Candidates running for mayor and two trustee seats in Aurora came together Tuesday night at the Morgan Opera House to share their platforms with the community so residents can cast informed votes at the polls next Tuesday.

Incumbent Bonnie Apgar Bennett is seeking re-election, and two newcomers, Barbara Blom and Marie Dentes, are challenging Bennett for mayor.

Incumbent Trustees Grace Bates and Janet Murphy are also running for re-election, and newcomer Matt Bianconi is vying for one of the trustee positions.



The event organizer, Cody Long, organized the largely question-and-answer-community information night because she, along with other residents, didn’t feel prepared to vote in the upcoming village election. The intent was for the event, “to be an opportunity to inform the community of the candidates and their election platforms for the upcoming election,” Long said.

For 30 minutes, the public could submit questions to event moderators Ken Zabriskie and John Miller prior to the forum’s start.

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