(Caption: Volunteers Elizabeth Bass and Kim Gatz review audience questions before the forum)
Deb Booth, event organizer and member of DeKalb Stands, said the forum was necessary for voters to learn about the candidates leading up to the March 20 primary – especially since early voting already has begun.
“This is a very important election, and it’s critical for us to see Democrats take over the House and Senate,” she said.
Steve Berk of DeKalb said he attended the forum because as an independent voter, his mind still is not made up about whom he’ll vote for.
“I’m disgusted by what’s going on in government today, and we need people who will change the status quo,” he said. “I want to hear what all the candidates stand for.”
Susan Lovell of DeKalb said she still is deciding on which candidate she’ll vote for, but said she will vote for the one she thinks can beat Kinzinger.
“I want to hear what they all have to say, because I will be voting for one of them,” she said. “I think one of these people will beat Kinzinger. People are angry. We’re done listening to the same old talking points.”