Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

On Thursday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m., the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Civic Awareness Committee will host a County Commission Candidate Forum at the American Legion Post #24,  401 N. Main, McPherson.  Join us for the opportunity to get to know the candidates seeking the County Commissioner positions.  McPherson County Candidates are Larry Froese, Tom Kueser, James E. Melland and David A. O’Dell

The format of the candidate forum will be a question and answer, not a debate.  Candidates and incumbents will have an opportunity to make a 3-minute opening statement which may include their reason for seeking office, experience, and qualifications.  Questions from the audience will be gathered by the committee and screened for duplication, legibility, and suitability. Candidates will have one minute to address each question.

The County Commission Candidate Forum will also be aired on McPherson Radio KBBE 96.7FM/KNGL 1540AM for those who are unable or do not wish to attend in person.  The American Legion is following the guidelines provided by the KDHE and taking precautions to sanitize. Stay home if you do not feel well or are running a temperature.  Attendees are encouraged to maintain a 6’ distance between those from other households, practice cough etiquette, and wash hands frequently with soap and water.

The forum is free and open to the public.  The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Civic Awareness Committee hosts candidate forums as a service, to allow candidates seeking public office to express their views openly so community members can understand their positions and make informed voting choices. Information on advanced voting, voting on election day, polling locations, precinct maps, candidate lists and other information, can be found on the county website at

Update 7/2/2020: In following the phase three KDHE guidelines and the Governors executive order, attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, but masks will not be required. We will adhere to 6’ distancing between individuals from different households, provide hand sanitizer and ask that you remain home if you feel sick. Because of the 6′ distancing, seating will be limited. The forum will be aired on the McPherson Radio KBBE 96.7FM/KNGL 1540AM for those who are unable or do not wish to attend in person. Because of this unique year, we have added a way for community members that will not be attending the forum, to submit a question (anonymously) at this link. These questions will be added to the in-person audience questions and screened by the committee for duplication and suitability. Questions submitted on-line must be received by July 8th.