The Examiner will host a candidate forum this evening for the four candidates in next month's Independence City Council District 3 primary election.

The forum will be at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 East R.D. Mize Road. The four candidates are Mike Steinmeyer, Kenneth Love, Dan O'Neill and Celeste Matthys. The are vying to represent generally the southeast portion of the city. Incumbent Scott Roberson decided not to run for re-election after six years on the council.

The primary election is Feb. 4, and the top two finishers will then be in the April 7 election.

– Examiner staff