Forums slated for county assessor candidates

Voters will have at least two chances this month to hear the platforms and ask questions of the candidates running for St. Louis County assessor.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis and the League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum at 7 p.m. today — March 10 — at the UMSL Millennium Student Center, 1 University Blvd., 63121. The league will moderate the forum.

Candidates running for assessor in the April 5 election are Democratic state Rep. Jake Zimmerman and Republican L.K. “Chip” Wood.

The Affton and Lemay chambers of commerce also will sponsor a candidate forum this month for the assessor’s race.

That forum is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the Bayless High School auditorium, 4530 Weber Road.