Special to The Hays Daily News

The Student Government Association of Fort Hays State University will be hosting a candidate forum Thursday at the Robbins Center. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. The candidates, Rep. Sue Boldra, R-Hays; Democrat James Leiker; Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman; Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.; and U.S. House Democratic candidate Jim Sherow have been invited to attend the candidate forum. The following candidates have confirmed their attendance for Thursday: Boldra, Leiker, a representative for Sherow and a representative of Orman's campaign.

The forum will begin with Kansas House District 111 candidates Boldra and Leiker. Both candidates will give their platform. Following the candidate's intent to run, moderator Joe Romance will be opening the floor for questions from the public.

The forum will proceed with Sherow sharing his intent to run for the First District House seat. As of Monday afternoon, incumbent Huelskamp has declined the invitation to speak at the candidate forum.

Orman has confirmed the attendance of a representative from his campaign. The individual will be the last speaker at the candidate forum. Due to the pending confirmation of Roberts or a representative of his campaign, Romance will open the floor for questions for the candidate.

The SGA and sponsor Hays Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community and any Kansas voters to attend the event free of charge.

Additional information can be provided by contacting SGA at (785) 628-5311.