Election 2013: 9 chances to connect with Cincinnati candidates, and a bonus ballot issues event

Election 2013: 9 + 1 opportunities for voters to connect and learn

1. Sept. 25: Meet the Candidates Night

  • Mt. Airy School, 5730 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati 
  • Event begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet and greet Cincinnati City Council and Cincinnati Board of Education candidates.
  • Sponsor: Mt. Airy Town Council

2. Sept. 26: City of Cincinnati Candidate’s Forum

  • Hampton Inn, 3024 Vine St.
  • Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Each candidate will speak for two minutes. The format will not include questions from audience. Topics may include transportation, economic development, public safety and importance of Uptown to the region.
  • Candidates will participate in a "meet and greet: following the forum
  • Sponsored by Uptown Consortium and Neighborhoods of Uptown

3. Oct. 1: City Council Candidate Meet-and-Greet and Mayoral Debate

  • Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati
  • 6:30 p.m.: City Council Candidate Meet-and-Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate Debate
  • Hosted by the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) at its General Membership Meeting 

4. Oct. 2: AFL-CIO Labor Council Meet the Candidate Night

  • Laborers Local 265 Hall, 3457 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati
  • Event begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meet and greet locally endorsed AFL-CIO candidates
  • Sponsors by AFL-CIO

5. Oct. 3: City of Cincinnati Mayoral and School Board Forum

  • Location to be announced. Call 513-751-9900 for details
  • Event begins at 6 p.m.
  • Candidates will participate in the African American Chamber  of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky annual Candidate’s Night.
  • Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak about what they will do if elected, particularly those issues that are relative to the African American business community.
  • Open to the general public.
  • Sponsored by African American Chamber 

6. Oct. 5: Cincinnati City Council Candidates Forum

  • The Greenwich, 2442 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati 
  • Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres, followed by question-and-answer sessions with candidates for Cincinnati Council.
  • Forum begins at 7:00 p.m
  • Meet candidates before and after their sessions.
  • Moderator: Kathy Wilson, CityBeat
  • Media Panel: Kevin Osborne, WCPO politics and government reporter  and German Lopez, staff writer, CityBeat
  • Sponsored by LWVCA, The Greenwich, CityBeat

7. Oct. 8: City of Cincinnati Mayoral Debate

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati
  • Event begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Media Panel: Jeff Hirsh of WKRC-TV; and Lincoln Ware, Buzz Radio
  • Sponsored by LWVCA, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati Enquirer

8. Oct.15: City of Cincinnati Mayoral Debate

  • School for the Creative & Performing Arts, 108 Central Parkway, Cincinnati
  • Event begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Televised live on 9 On Your Side (WCPO-TV)
  • Sponsored by LWVCA, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cincinnatus Association, and 9 On Your Side (WCPO-TV)

9. Oct. 17: City of Cincinnati City Council Candidates Forum 

  • Location to be announced. Call 513-751-9900 for details.
  • Event begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Candidates for the 2013 mayoral and city council will participate in the African American Chamber of Commerce event.
  • Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak about what they will do if elected, particularly those issues that are relative to the African American business community.
  • Open to the general public.
  • Sponsored by African American Chamber

BONUS: Sept. 25: Ballot Issues Forum

In Kentucky or Indiana? Please email news about candidate and ballot events in your community to holly.edgell@wcpo.com

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