Mayoral Candidate Debate set for September 15

We’ve seen their ads, we’ve read their interviews, we’ve heard their opinions…

And, on September 15, we can finally see them together – in the same room, standing side-by-side – speaking about the issues that are important to us and the city of Detroit.

See the candidates running to become Detroit’s next mayor in a live debate at the Detroit Economic Club’s September luncheon.

The event, which begins at noon at Cobo Hall downtown, will be a traditional-style debate between Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and mayoral candidate Freman Hendrix.

Whether you’re absolutely sure of who you’re voting for, or are still making up your mind, attending the September DEC luncheon is just another way to make sure your vote will be cast for the person who will do the best job for Detroit.

Luncheons tickets are available at the DEC’s website and are $35 for members, $40 for guests of members, and $50 for non-members. Tickets are tax-deductible.

If you have never attended a DEC luncheon, I highly recommend going to one. With recent speakers like Steve Mariucci, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, William Clay Ford, Jr., Edsel Ford II, Neeme Jarvi, Dr. Henry Kissinger and more, the DEC is one of the nation’s top speaking forums and is a great experience.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bobby (aka UrbanTiki) (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 9:18 am

    You’re right, Jaime – it’s a great event to attend. I was able to see John Kerry there last summer; quite a thrill for my wife and I.

    This is the one area – debating – where Kwame has a potential edge. But, this will not be a populist crowd; rather, the DEC audience is almost always much more conservative, and will favor Hendrix if for no other reason than his strong connection to former Mayor Dennis Archer. Mind you, the crowd won’t be boisterous or anything, but the setting (IMHO) favors Hendrix.

    Of course, I think pretty much everything favors Hendrix at this moment in time, but that’s one man’s opinion.

  2. (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 10:09 am

    Thanks for the comment, Bobby – I agree with you about both items. Kilpatrick is definitely a charismatic individual. I have seen both candidates speak, but never side-by-side, so it should be interesting to see what happens in this different medium.

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