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MC Law to Host Mayoral Debate

JACKSON - The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area (LWVJA) is partnering with The Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi College School of Law to hold a live streamed Jackson mayoral candidate debate before a live audience. 

The debate will be 7:00pm-8:30 pm on Friday, April 28 at the Mississippi College School of Law Student Auditorium, 151 E. Griffith St. in downtown Jackson.

The Clarion-Ledger will live stream the debate on clarionledger.com or fb.com/clarionledger.  Sam Hall, Executive Editor and Jimmie E. Gates, Legislative & Court Reporter, from The Clarion-Ledger are the moderators.

Because of the time and space constraints of a live streaming program, as well as the large number of candidates, LVWJA and The Clarion-Ledger used impartial criteria to limit the number of candidates participating. Participants were selected on the basis of four of the following five campaign criteria evident as of April 12: press releases, public appearances, a campaign office that is not in the candidate’s home, paid campaign staff, and political advertising.

The Clarion-Ledger has determined that six candidates meet these criteria:  Ronnie C. Crudup, Jr., Sidney H. Gladney, Robert Graham, John Horhn, Chokwe A. Lumumba and Tony T. Yarber

LWVJA and The Clarion-Ledger are soliciting questions for the candidates in advance of the debate. Questions may be submitted to the LWVJA by emailing lwvjacksonarea@gmail.com.  Efforts will be made to ask as many questions as possible while allowing for meaningful dialogue.

 

Release provided by: The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area