MARQUETTE, MI – Primary candidates running for the 109th MI House District will be answering citizens’
questions at the League of Women Voters Marquette County Candidate Forum on June 30, 2022 at
the Marquette Township Community Hall from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Doors open at 5:30.
The present Representative, Sara Cambensy, is term limited so both parties are having
primaries to determine who will run for the seat in the General Election.
Two Democrats, Joe Boogren and Jenn Hill, and one Republican, Melody Wagner will participate in the Candidate Forum.
The other Republican candidate, Ron Gray, was invited and has declined.
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Chair Policy allows a Forum to proceed even if a candidate is unable or decides not to attend. The Forum
will include opening statements, questions submitted by citizens in advance and by the audience, and
closing statements from each candidate. The Moderator for the event will be a League officer.
The in-person Forum will also be live-streamed by NMU’s Audio-visual Dept to their YouTube channel.
Anyone can tune in by entering this address in their search engine: https:/, and
clicking on “LWVMC Primary Candidate Forum for 109th Mich House District”. The Forum will also be
recorded and placed on the LWVMC Web Site ( and Facebook page (League of Women
Voters of Marquette County). No other recordings may be made and no clips of the recording can be
used in any political campaign.
Due to the ongoing Covid epidemic and the moderate risk status of Marquette County, the League has
the following recommendations: masks and vaccinations are not mandatory; please wear a mask if not
vaccinated; please wear a mask if your immune system is compromised or if you think you might have
been exposed. If ill or you have known recent exposure, please stay home and watch the livestream. You
can send any questions you have for the candidates to jfoley1950@gmail in advance.
Questions sent in advance and those submitted by the Forum audience will be screened for
appropriateness and may be rewritten for clarity. Questions on the same topic may be combined so that
as many topics can be covered as time allows. Opening statements will be one minute long, each
question answer will be two minutes, and closing statements will be two minutes. The League works to
promote civil discourse and the candidates are asked to direct their statements and answers to their
own goals and hopes for the community and constituents, and to refrain from personal attacks on other
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and
active participation in government. The League never supports or opposes political parties or
candidates. The LWVMC is providing this forum as an opportunity for candidates to express their views
related to their candidacy. Statements expressed by the candidates are not endorsed or opposed by the
League. Also, the League does not certify the accuracy of any candidates’ statements. Voters are
encouraged to fact-check any information shared at the Forum.
The local League welcomes new members. Membership is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. For
more information about the Forum contact Jo Foley,
For information about the

Marquette League, contact Pri Burnham,