The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of candidate forums this fall.

The first is for the seven candidates running for the two at-large seats on the South Portland City Council. That event will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at City Hall.

Those seeking a seat on the council are former councilors Michael Pock and Louis B. Maietta Jr., along with incumbent Maxine Beecher. Richard Carter, James Gilboy, Susan Henderson and Katherine Lewis are also running. 

The other two forums will focus on the local candidates running for the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate.

The House candidate forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at City Hall in South Portland.

Those running for the House locally include Democrat and incumbent Kim Monaghan and Republican George Van Sykel in District 30, which covers Cape Elizabeth and part of South Portland.

Incumbent Republican Kevin Battle is also being challenged for the District 33 seat, which covers part of South Portland, by Democrat Brad Fox, a city councilor.

In House district District 31, Democrat Lois Galgay-Reckitt is unopposed. Democrat Scott Hamann, an incumbent, is running unopposed in District 32. Both cover parts of South Portland.

The forum for the local Maine Senate candidates will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, also at City Hall in South Portland.

Those running for the District 29 Senate seat, which covers Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and part of Scarborough, are current Cape Councilor Molly MacAuslan, an independent, who is taking on incumbent Democrat Rebecca Millett

All three forums are open to the public and will feature opening and closing statements by the candidates, as well as a question-and-answer format.

Questions for the candidates can be submitted in advance by emailing moderator Mike Vaillancourt at [email protected]

The candidate forums will also be broadcasts live on South Portland Television and will be re-run from time to time until Election Day.