The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is set to host a series of public candidate forums for the upcoming 2024 elections, providing a crucial platform for candidates running for mayor and city council to present their visions and policies. These forums aim to foster informed voting by allowing candidates to outline their platforms and explain why they deserve to serve in office.

The mayoral candidate forum will feature Lisa Borowsky, Linda Milhaven, and incumbent David D. Ortega. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale United Methodist Church, located at 4140 N. Miller Rd. A second session will take place on Wednesday, June 19, at the same time, at The Homestead Community Center at DC Ranch, 18600 N. 98th St.


The city council candidate forum will include incumbent Tammy Caputi, Stephen Casares, Jan Dubauskas, incumbent Tom Durham, Mason Gates, Adam Kwasman, Justin Laos, Robert “Bob” Lettiere, and Maryann Mcallen. This forum is set for Tuesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale United Methodist Church, with a second session on Tuesday, June 18, at The Homestead Community Center.

These events are free to attend and require no registration. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their plans for addressing Scottsdale’s most pressing issues, ensuring a transparent and democratic electoral process.

By participating in these forums, Scottsdale residents can gain a deeper understanding of each candidate’s platform and make informed decisions in the upcoming election. The chamber’s initiative underscores the importance of community engagement and informed voting in local governance.

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