Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums

Candidate Interview Schedule

The League of Women Voters of Oakland County hosts non-partisan candidate forums prior to elections. The candidate forums give voters the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates.

In the interest of public health, LWVOA is conducting interviews with candidates running in the November general election will be recorded and made available for public viewing. The interviews will be recorded using Zoom, and a link to the recording will be provided within 48 hours of the forum. No public will attend the interviews. 

Candidate Interview Videos

Bloomfield Township Supervisor, Clerk, and Trustees

Recorded on September 9 and 10, 2020

Sylvan Lake

Scheduled to be recorded on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

State Representative District 44

District 44 includes Highland Township, Milford Township, Springfield Township, White Lake Township, and part of Waterford Township.

Recorded on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

State Representative District 46

District 46 includes the Townships of Oxford, Orion, Oakland (partial) Addison, and Brandon.

Recorded on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Avondale School District

Scheduled to be recorded on Monday, September 21, 2020

Judge of District Court - 47th District (Incumbent Position)

District 47 includes the Cities of Farmington & Farmington Hills.

2 candidates for 1 position.

The sponsor of this forum is Oakland County Bar Association.

Recorded on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bloomfield Hills School District

Recorded on Thursday, September 24, 2020

Waterford Township

Recorded on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Birmingham School District

Recorded on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Franklin Village

Recorded on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Oakland County Commissioner District 11

District 11 includes portions of the cities of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Troy.

Recorded by the League of Women Voters Troy Area on September 10, 2020.

Oakland County Commissioner District 16

District 16 includes the City of Clawson, as well as a portion of the cities of Troy and Royal Oak.

Recorded by the League of Women Voters Troy Area on September 10, 2020.

Northville School Board

Recorded by the League of Women Voters Northwest Wayne County on September 24, 2020

11th Congressional District

Recorded by the League of Women Voters Northwest Wayne County on October 16, 2020


Candidate Forum Videos

The videos below were recorded in summer 2020 prior to the August 4, 2020 primary election. The videos are here for the public to access. Candidates running in the November general election participated in these forums; viewing the videos gives the public a chance to get to know those candidates. LWVOA will not be holding new interviews for these candidates this fall. 

State Representative

District 27: Includes the cities of Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Berkley, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, Royal Oak Township.

District 37: Includes the cities of Farmington & Farmington Hills.

District 38: Includes the cities of Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake, & Northville (part), & Townships of Lyon & Novi.

District 45: Includes the cities of Rochester & Rochester Hills & part of Oakland Township.

Oakland County

Oakland County Commissioner District 17: Includes the cities of Southfield, Lathrup Village, & part of Oak Park.

Oakland County Commissioner District 18: Includes the cities of Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Hazel Park, part of Oak Park, and Royal Oak Twp.

Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff

Oakland County Clerk and Treasurer

Oakland County Executive


Township of Royal Oak: Supervisor, Treasurer, and Trustee.


Judge of the 6th Circuit Court (Non-incumbent position): Circuit Court covers all of Oakland County