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Grosse Pointe Farms You're Invited: Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe will host a candidate forum Tuesday night at Grose Pointe Farms city hall for the two candidates vying for a council vacancy.

A special election scheduled for later this month will determine who will fill a Grosse Pointe Farms seat left vacant by following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Now two Farms residents are vying for the open seat: Joe Ricci and Elizabeth Vogel.

Lawn signs have already been sprinkled throughout the community and Tuesday night the Grosse Pointe League of Women Voters will host a forum allowing voters to learn more about the candidates. 

The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Grosse Pointe Farms city council chambers at city hall on Kerby Road.

The special election will be held Tuesday Feb. 26 with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Farms city council voted to hold the special election rather than appoint a candidate to fill the position. The council had a great deal of discussion about the decision and even delayed it to gather additional information from residents about who may be running.

The special election will cost between $10,000 to $15,000, according to estimates City Manager Shane Reeside provided to council last September. 

Originally nine residents expressed interest in the seat but only two filed to be on the ballot this February. 

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