Mishawaka City Council, South Bend Common Council candidates to appear in forums in coming weeks

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

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 rjsantos@umail.iu.edu 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 rjsantos@umail.iu.edu.

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.