City Council And Mayoral Candidate Forum Set For Jan. 30

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, in partnership with UTC's Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management, Women’s Studies Program and Women’s Center will host a candidate forum on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the UTC University Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to hear from candidates running for Chattanooga City Council and mayor in the March 5 elections. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Chattanooga Room, citizens will be introduced to each candidate running for Chattanooga City Council. Attendees will be provided a handout containing each candidate’s vision and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with those running in each of the nine districts.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Auditorium, Cindy Sexton of WRCB Channel 3 will moderate a forum featuring candidates running for Chattanooga city mayor. Each candidate will have an opportunity to share his vision for Chattanooga’s future and strategies for accomplishing that vision. Candidates will also be asked to share their positions on several issues specific to the city of Chattanooga.

This event is open to the public, and all qualified candidates running in the March 5 Chattanooga City Council and mayoral elections are invited to participate. Free parking is available in UTC lots after 5 p.m. For more information on all of CWLI’s programs, visit www.cwli.org, or call 394-8173.


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