ELKHART – Three Democrats vying for Indiana's 2nd Congressional District have been asked to speak at a candidate forum Jan. 18.
Pat Hackett, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi were invited to speak at the forum in the community room of Ivy Tech in Elkhart from 7 to 9 p.m., said Susie Wade, chair of the Democratic Women of Elkhart County, which is hosting the vent.
"This is a chance for people to come out and meet the candidates," she said.
Each candidate will have two minutes to answer the same question during the moderated forum. The questions will be prepared ahead of time and while candidates will know what topics will be discussed, they may not necessarily know each question until it's asked, she said.
Hackett is a South Bend attorney and teacher who has served on boards including the Community Foundation and YWCA of St. Joseph County.
Hall served as a minister in urban Detroit before working as the CEO of two companies in the health care field.
Joshi is a first-generation Indian immigrant who came to the U.S. more than 40 years ago and founded a water container company in 1988.
The candidates who wins the Democratic nomination will be in the running for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Jackie Walorski. The deadline for candidacy filings is Feb. 9 and the primary election is May 8.
The general election is Nov. 6.