ABOVE: Carolyn Rice, a Democrat, and Republican Doug Barry will face each other in November for an open Montgomery County Commission seat. BELOW: State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, left, and Democrat Zach Dickerson, also of Miamisburg, are facing each other in November for the District 42 seat in the Ohio House. SUBMITTED

Montgomery County, statehouse candidates to air views tonight at public forum

Back-to-back election forums tonight in Miamisburg will feature candidates for Ohio’s 42nd House District and two seeking an open seat on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. 

If you can’t attend, the event will livestream on our Ohio Politics Facebook page.

Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Twp. Branch Dayton Metro Library, 2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg. The forums are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Region. 

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The county commission candidates, Republican Miami Twp. Trustee Doug Barry and County Treasurer Carolyn Rice, a Democrat, will answer questions during the first forum. Questioners will be Pat Bradley Falke of the League of Women Voters and Dayton Daily News reporter Chris Stewart.

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Time will be allotted for questions from the public. The event will also be livestreamed on the Ohio Politics Facebook page.  

Similarly, the two candidates running for the Statehouse seat, Republican Niraj Antani, the incumbent, and Democrat Zach Dickerson will appear during the second forum. The 42nd District covers much of southwestern Montgomery County including all or parts of Germantown, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Moraine, Miami and Washington Twp. 

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Hosts for tonight’s forums are Susan Hesselgesser, executive director of the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area, and Anthony Shoemaker, Dayton Daily News political editor. 

Other upcoming area League of Women Voters candidate vents include:  

Greene County Forum 

Tuesday, Oct. 9 

7:00 p.m. 

Beavercreek Fire Station 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road, 

Candidates include those for House District 73 and House District 74; Greene County Commission; Greene County clerk of courts. 

All Montgomery County Candidates 

Wednesday, Oct. 10 

6:30 p.m. 

Jewish Community Center 525 Versailles Drive, Centerville