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PHL-15: First Mayoral Debate Takes Place Tomorrow

Philly-City-Hall1Republican nominee Melissa Murray Bailey recently released the schedule for the upcoming Mayoral debates, the first of which will take place on Sept. 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 237 S. Broad Street.

Tomorrow’s debate, “The Future of Philadelphia: A Mayoral Town Hall Debate,” will be free and open to the public, although registration is required prior to the event. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate will begin at 7 p.m.

This debate is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

The debates are a great opportunity to show the contrasting views and plans of the candidates, and there will be live coverage of the final event.

The next debate will be on Oct. 12. The “Leading Questions: Philadelphia Mayoral Debate” will be at WHYY, 150 N. Sixth St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the debate will be begin at 6:30 p.m.

This debate will also require registration in order to attend, and will be streamed live. It is sponsored by WHYY/Newsworks, the Committee of Seventy, Young Involved Philadelphia, NAACP Millennials, Influencing Acting Movement and the Urban Philly Professional Network.  

On Oct. 19, there will be “The Next Mayoral Debate” at Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. Registration is required for the event, and the debate will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This debate will focus on business and economic development. It will be co-hosted by Philadelphia Media Network, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth campaign and Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism.

The final debate is set for Oct. 23. It will be taped by 6ABC and air from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 25.

DePasquale Endorses Kenney

Earlier today Kenney was endorsed by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, helping to strengthen his campaign at a pivotal time, as the first debate takes place tomorrow.

“Jim Kenney understands that the city’s pension and education crises cannot be solved overnight,” said Pasquale. “He is prepared to address these issues head on by regularly reviewing pension management and investment contracts, and urging state government to properly fund the school district. I look forward to working with him to bring Philadelphia’s pension system and school district back to fiscal stability.”

“I appreciate the Auditor General’s support,” Kenney responded. “We both understand that financial issues within our pension and our schools must be addressed to maintain Philadelphia’s long-term competitiveness. As the largest city in Pennsylvania, our success is integral to the success of the state’s economy, and I look forward to collaborating with Eugene to bring our city to fiscal solvency.”

One Response

  1. Does anyone care that the debate-stage will be occupied only by the two major-parties [except for tomorrow’s which won’t be videoed]???

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