Voters will have opportunities in Keokuk and Mount Pleasant to meet candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Voters looking to learn more about candidates running for the Iowa House of Representatives will have two opportunities next week in Keokuk and Mount Pleasant.

At 6 p.m. Monday, the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at Keokuk City Hall, 415 Blondeau St., for candidates running in House District 83. Democrat Jeff Kurtz of Fort Madison and Jeff Reichman, a Republican from Montrose, will participate.

District 83 currently is represented by Democratic Rep. Jerry Kearns, who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election after serving 10 years in the House.

The district includes southern Lee County and a portion of northern Lee County, including Fort Madison. 

The forum will be moderated by Jason Parrott of Tri States Public Radio. Written questions will be taken from the public prior to the forum and will be considered by Parrott.

For those who can't attend, it will be broadcast live on Mediacom Channel 9. A recording will be available to view at keokukchamber.com the next day.

At 7 p.m. next Thursday, the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at Iowa Wesleyan University's Social Hall, 601 N. Main St., for candidates running in House District 84.

Social Hall is near the gymnasium on the main floor of the Howe Student Activity Center.

The district currently is represented by longtime Republican Rep. Dave Heaton, who is not running for re-election after 24 years in the House.

Republican candidate Joe Mitchell of Wayland and Democrat Jason Moats will participate in the forum, moderated by DeWayne Frazier of Iowa Wesleyan.

District 84 includes all of Henry County and portions of Jefferson, Washington and Lee counties.