Statement on Ward 7 Candidate Forum Cancellation

For the record, the League of Women Voters of Salem (LWVS) canceled the Ward 7 councilor candidate forum because incumbent Councilor Stephen Dibble did not respond to numerous requests for him to confirm his participation. He did not decline to participate; he simply left us hanging with no indication of when he might give us an answer. Finally, on the evening of 16 October, we canceled the forum planned for 22 October. If you’d like to read the details, click here.