Thursday, August 13, 2009

Downtown Express Hosts a District 1 Council Candidates Debate

CCRC Says "Don't Hate, Debate!"

Express sponsors candidates’ forum

Downtown Express and its sister publication, The Villager, are sponsoring a forum for the primary candidates in the District 1 City Council race on Mon., Aug. 17, at Pace University. All five Democratic candidates in the race for the Lower Manhattan seat have confirmed their attendance. They are City Councilmember Alan Gerson, Pete Gleason, Margaret Chin, Arthur Gregory and PJ Kim.

The forum will be held at 1 Pace Plaza, entrance at Spruce St. near Gold St., in the multipurpose room. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will start promptly at 7 p.m. and end about 8:30 p.m.

The co-moderators, Josh Rogers, associate editor of Downtown Express, and Lincoln Anderson, the associate editor of The Villager, will ask the questions, which will include some written by attendees. Readers can also email question suggestions appropriate for all five candidates to (put “Forum Question” in the headline) or mail them to Downtown Express at 145 Sixth Ave., NY, NY 10013.

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