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Civic engagement event featuring Ogden-area candidates to be held Thursday

By Rob Nielsen - | May 28, 2024

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Women's Work Utah will kick off its 2024 Civics Engagement Tour with a public event Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the Ogden Masonic Temple.

OGDEN — Civics groups and candidates will be coming to town Thursday for an evening encouraging civic engagement.

According to an email from Gina Timmerman of Women’s Work Utah, the 2024 Civics Engagement Tour will kick off in Ogden with a public event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ogden Masonic Temple, 1240 E. 20th St.

“A collaboration of nonprofit, education, civic, and media organizations are launching a summer-long tour of events celebrating the election season. The groups sponsoring the Civic Engagement Tour (are) committed to making the 2024 elections more accessible,” the email said.

Hosted in partnership with local volunteer organization Ogden Public Square, the event will feature games, refreshments and music as well as appearances by community organizations and candidates jockeying for seats in state and county offices. According to Timmerman, those running for office will be asked to address the issue of accountability, with Bill Allred, host of X96’s “Radio from Hell” program, serving as the guest emcee.

Timmerman told the Standard-Examiner that, as of late last week, attending candidates include Rosemary Lesser, Stacy Bernal, Brian Rowley and Angela Choberka with a handful of maybes. The Weber County League of Women Voters, Ogden NAACP, Common Sense Healthcare for Utah, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, Ogden Public Square and Ogden Shrine Club also are expected to be on-site.

The primary election is set for June 25 and ballots will be mailed out to voters beginning June 4.

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