Mayoral candidates to debate at Baptist Church and in NAACP-sponsored forum

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Suffering from debate fatigue yet? Another round of forums for the mayoral candidates gets under way this week, along with a debate for City Council candidates.

Mayor Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman have challenged each other on the issues in about two dozen debates since September. The City Council candidates also have met in numerous forums.

In the latest series of campaign clashes the mayoral candidates debate at the Azalea Baptist Church on Tuesday, and then field questions Wednesday at a forum sponsored by the NAACP and Council of Neighborhood Associations. All are free and open to the public.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 22: The candidates for mayor will debate at a forum hosted by the Azalea & Crossroads Neighborhood Associations, along with the League of Women Voters. The evening starts with a voter registration drive from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by the debate from 7-8 p.m., at Azalea Baptist Church, 7900 22nd Ave. N.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: The Council of Neighborhood Associations and the NAACP host a forum for the mayoral candidates at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. North. The evening will be divided into Q&A segments with neighborhood organizers and the NAACP. Finally, the candidates will get a chance to ask each other questions.
There will be a voter registration from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by the forum, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: The City Council candidates will debate at a forum held at at the Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. South. The forum is hosted by the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, along with the League of Women Voters. Voter registration is from 6-6:30 p.m. The forum is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to bring written questions to ask the candidates.

Here is a look at who’s running for City Council:

• District 2: Jim Kennedy (incumbent), Lorraine Margeson
• District 4: Caroline Fries, Darden Rice
• District 6: Karl Nurse (incumbent), Sharon Russ
• District 8: Amy Foster, Steve Galvin.