Election November 2018

Who are the candidates that best represent your views? 

Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at UUCGN

The SWFL Justice4All Coalition has invited both Republican and Democratic candidates in nine races to participate in a nonpartisan forum to share their views with the public on issues ranging from clean water to voting rights.  The goal is to help southwest Florida voters learn more about their candidates’ policies before they go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6th.


Organized by the Coalition, the forum will offer a nonpartisan, equal-opportunity platform for the candidates to share their views and records on the important topics of the day. It will be moderated by Dr. Sandra Pavelka, political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and recipient of a national Point of Light Award for leadership in reducing substance abuse among young people.


Invitations have gone out to all candidates in the races for

  • U.S. Senate;

  • U.S. Congressional Districts 19, 25 and 105;

  • Florida Governor;

  • Florida State Senate District 28;

  • Florida State House Districts 80 and 106; and

  • Collier County Commissioner for District 4.


Candidates who cannot take part in person have been cordially invited to do so via Skype. The forum will practice an “empty chair” policy: if a candidate participates but his/her opponent does not, the latter will be represented by an empty chair.


All candidates will be given equal time to answer questions on topics such as Affordable Housing, Water Quality, Women’s Rights, Health Care, Money in Politics, Veterans Affairs, Human Rights and Equality, Voting Rights, Economy & Environment, Immigration, Gun Safety, and Education.


There will also be an opportunity to meet the candidates after the Question and Answer period.  Free to public.


This program is jointly sponsored by UUCGN and SWFL Justice4All Coalition