Meet the Candidates Forum 2022

Meet the Candidates Forum 2022

The Hopkins LAC hosts a community forum in election years, and we are hoping you can join us virtually this year on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Our virtual format was very well-received in 2020, with nearly 5000 constituents tuning in to listen live. Again this year, we will host via Zoom and live stream on our LAC Facebook page, with access available for future viewing.

All candidates seeking to represent the Hopkins Public Schools are invited to participate in this popular community event. With redistricting, we have some new legislative district boundaries and district numbers. You can check your local voting district here.

The sole focus of our forum is education, and we will ask 2-3 questions that each candidate receives in advance, plus additional questions submitted by the community. with each of our 4 (Senate) legislative districts scheduled at a separate 1-hour time slot between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm (schedule below). You may tune in for your specific district, or watch all 4 sessions! This is a key opportunity to hear the candidates’ views on timely and important education issues.  Please submit your education-related questions for the candidates to by September 28, 2022.

Schedule: October 1, 2022

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: 43, 43B
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: 45, 45B
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: 46, 46A, 46B
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: 49, 49A


State Senate District 43

Ann H. Rest

Andrew Thomas Schuler


State Senate District 45

Kathleen Fowke

Kelly Morrison


State Senate District 46

Ron Latz


State Senate District 49

Marla Helseth

Steve Cwodzinski


State House District 43B

Mike Freiberg


State House District 45B

Lorie Cousineau

Patty Acomb


State House District 46A

Larry Kraft


State House District 46B

Cheryl Youakim


State House District 49

Laurie Pryor

Ryan Chase