Democrat Mayoral Candidates to Discuss Key Issues; 10/21 at Public Library

By Carol McCracken (Post # 996)

Democratic candidates for mayor in next month’s election will participate in a discussion on key issues of the campaign on Friday, October 21, 2011. The forum takes place from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the main branch of the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. The event will be moderated by Jill Barkley, Chair of the Portland Democratic City Committee (PDCC).

The candidates will be asked about issues ranging from economic development and affordable housing to public transportation, non-citizen voting and the Portland school system. In addition, attendees will be able to submit their own questions for the candidates.

“The PDCC believes electing a Democratic Mayor Portland is crucial to maintaing the city’s status as both the economic engine driving the state of Maine and the progressive leader on social and economic justice,” said Barkley. “This event will be an opportunity for everyone to meet the Democratic candidates and to hear their vision for Portland.”

Following the discussion, the PDCC will host a meet-and-greet with the candidates at Gogi, 653 Congress Street.