Candidates running for city council spots in Mishawaka and South Bend will meet for candidate forums in the next few weeks.
At-large candidates for Mishawaka City Council will meet for a forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Weikamp Hall Auditorium at IU South Bend. Dr. James Smith, a political science professor and co-director of the American Democracy Project at IUSB, will moderate the forum.
Republican Dan Bilancio and Democrats Joe Canarecci, Matt Mammolenti and John Roggeman are running for at-large seats. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of: MISHAWAKA at-large QUESTION.
South Bend Common Council candidates will meet for a forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Weikamp Hall Auditorium at IUSB. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, a political science professor at IUSB and co-director of the American Democracy Project.
The South Bend Common Council candidates are:
- District 1 — Tim Scott (D)
- District 2 — Regina Preston (D) and Henry Davis Jr. (I)
- District 3 — Randy Kelly (D)
- District 4 — Jo Broden (D)
- District 5 — Robert Emery(D)
- District 6 —Oliver Davis
- At Large — John Voorde and Karen White
Questions for that debate can emailed to email@example.com.
Audience members will be able to submit questions on note cards during both forums, but should not wear any piece of clothing or buttons or hold signs declaring support for a party or candidate.
The events are free and open to the public. Visitors may park in free visitor parking on campus.