All announced Democratic candidates for U.S. House of Representatives plan to participate in a town hall hosted by the Story County Democrats. It will be a free event and will be open to the public. It is not a fundraiser. Attendees may submit their questions in writing for the candidates to answer. Questions will be drawn at random. The town hall will be Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ames Public Library auditorium. Democratic candidates include Paul Dahl, Leann Jacobsen, John Paschen and J.D. Scholten.