2017 Candidate and Issue Forums

Cleveland Area Candidate and Issue Forums for November 7 General Election

LWV of Greater Cleveland is proud of its efforts to provide the voters of Cuyahoga County an opportunity to meet, listen to, and question their candidates in order to be informed voters. When appropriate, LWV of Greater Cleveland partners with other organizations to present candidate and issue forums. The League of Women Voters does not endorse or support candidates or political parties. 

All forums are free and open to the public.

Candidate Forums:
(Listed alphabetically by school district)
Bay Village

Wednesday, Oct 4, 7 pm
Bay Village High School Auditorium
29230 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140
Candidates for City Council at 7 pm and Candidates for Mayor at 8 pm
For forum video, click here.


Thursday, October 26, 7 pm
Beachwood High School
25100 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122
Candidates for School Board and Council plus information on State Issues 1 & 2.

For forum video of candidates for City Council, click here.
For the School Board candidates, click here.

Co-Sponsored by: AAUW Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst (OH) Branch, Beachwood PTO, Friends of Beachwood Library

Chagrin Falls

Wednesday, Oct 18, 6:30 pm
Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls
200 Hamlet Hills Dr, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Candidates for School Board and Council have been invited.  We will also have information on Issues 1 & 2.

Cleveland Heights – University Heights

Wednesday, Oct 18, 7 – 9:30 pm
Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Candidates for University Heights City Council, University Heights Mayor, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board, and Cleveland Heights Municipal Judge
For forum video of these races, click here.
Candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council
For forum video of this race, click here.

Cosponsored by FutureHeights.

East Cleveland

***We’re sorry, but this forum has been cancelled.***

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 – 7 pm
East Cleveland Public Library
14101 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, OH 44112
Candidates for Mayor


Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7 pm 
Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Rd, Lakewood, OH 44107
Candidates for School Board and City Council-at-Large

North Olmsted

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 pm
North Olmsted Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
27403 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070
Candidates for City Council Ward 2 and attending Mayor unopposed plus School Board candidates unopposed

Rocky River Candidate Forum Meet & Greet

Thursday, Sep 21, 7 pm
Don Umerley Civic Center
21016 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Candidates for School Board and City Council

Shaker Heights

Thursday, Sept 28, 7 pm
Shaker Heights Middle School
20600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Candidates for City Council and School Board plus invited unopposed Municipal Judge candidate
For forum video, click here.

South Euclid –  Lyndhurst 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 pm
Brush High School
4875 Glenlyn Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Candidates for Lyndhurst City Council, Lyndhurst Municipal Judge, South Euclid City Council, and South Euclid Municipal Judge, plus information on State Issues 1 & 2.

Co-Sponsored  by South Euclid -Lyndhurst PTA Council, Friends of the South Euclid Library, and the Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Branch of the American Association of University Women.

       For forum video, click here.


Monday, Oct 2, 7 pm
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
Candidates for City Council, Law Director and President of Council; plus invited unopposed candidates for Mayor and School Board

Issue Forum:
Issue 2: Ohio Drug Price Relief Act ballot issue – a look at both sides

Forum held September 19 at the Bay Village Branch Library, CCPL
For forum video, click here.