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Monday, September 12, 2011

Coalition of Candidates Calls Election Wired

A coalition of candidates for the office of City Council President held a press conference today to protest the lack of public debate in the race for the office of City Council President. There have been fifteen mayoral debates, many of them televised, and not a single one for the second highest office in the City. Candidates for City Council President formed a coalition, after they realized their voices were being silenced.

The candidates said that the single scheduled debate for them had been canceled after the recent earthquake, when the City put pressure on the Pratt Library to close that evening, even though the building was sound. The debate was not rescheduled.

Candidates Tom Kiefaber, Leon Hector, Armand Girard, and Renold B. Smith were present at the conference. Two other candidates, Charles U. Smith and David Anthony Wiggins, had signed up to suppor the coalition, but were unable to appear at the press conference.

The 3 minute highlights video is here:

Press Conference:


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