The Henry County Republicans announce plans for "Before the Ballot - Meet Your Republican Candidates" for Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Kewanee Elks Lodge, 113 N. Tremont St., Kewanee. Area Republican candidates in contested elections for the March 15 primary will all participate in the event, including Congressional candidates - Patrick Harlan, Galesburg and Jack Boccarossa, Milan; Illinois House 71st district Tony McCombie, Savanna; Illinois House 74th district - Wayne Saline, Rio, Dan Swanson, Alpha and Mike DeSutter, Woodhull; Henry County State's Attorney candidates Matt Schutte, Orion and Brian Kerr, Geneseo; and Henry County Coroner candidates David Johnson, Cambridge and Melissa Watkins, Colona.  

The candidates will present brief opening comments and then answer questions presented by a moderator.  The event is from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to public.  Refreshments will be served

Sample ballots, campaign literature and voting information will be available at the event.