Tea party holding candidates forum

DIXON – The Sauk Valley Tea Party invites Lee County voters to a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Loveland Building, 513 W. Second St.

Incumbent Sheriff John Varga has said he will attend; his GOP primary challenger John Simonton, a Dixon police officer, has not responded to multiple invitations, the tea party said in the release announcing the forum.

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican, and his 16th District challenger, David Hale, a tea party member and registered nurse, also have been invited. Hale has agreed to attend, the release said.

The primary election is March 18.

Go to SaukValleyTeaParty.com or email SaukValleyTeaParty@live.com for more information.