The Story County Democrats will host a free event, open to the public, on Jan. 4 from 6-8 p.m. It is not a fundraiser. It is a chance to hear from Fourth District U.S. Congressional District Democrat candidates: Paul Dahl, Leann Jacobsen, John Paschen and J.D. Scholten. Attendees may submit their questions in writing for candidates to answer. Questions will be drawn at random. All announced Democratic candidates plan to participate. The event will take place at the Ames Public Library Auditorium.