Mayoral Primary Forums

Mayoral Forum: Eight Candidates

Scottish Rite Temple

Local Police and Firefighters organized and sponsored a mayoral forum involving all eight candidates. The focus was public safety. The forum was held at the Scottish Rite Temple in Cedar Rapids.

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Mayoral Forum: Three Candidates

West Side Rotary

The West Side Rotary Club meeting at the African American Museum hosted a mayoral forum involving three of eight candidates: Lemi Tilahun, Tim Pridegon, and Scott Olson. This is the second of three forums for mayoral candidates they are hosting. We were able only to record this one owing to scheduling conflicts.

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Mayoral Forum:

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Linn County organized and conducted a forum involving all eight mayoral candidates at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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Mayoral Forum:

One Strong

One Strong, a movement formed by the Iowa Democratic Black Caucus, organized and conducted a forum involving seven of the eight mayoral candidates at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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Mayoral Runoff Forums

Mayoral Runoff Forum

Economic Alliance and Hawkeye Labor Council

Brad Hart and Monica Vernon were pitted against one another in a runoff election from a field of eight candidates. The Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance and Hawkeye Labor Council (AFL-CIO) teamed up with KCRG-TV Channel 9 to organize and host a forum billed as for "members only," even though it was held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library and involved candidates running for Mayor of Cedar Rapids. The TV crew tried to exercise proprietary rights on recording.

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Mayoral Runoff Forum

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Brad Hart and Monica Vernon were pitted against one another in a runoff election for Mayor Cedar Rapids from a field of eight candidates. The forum was sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Gazette in cooperation with KGAN-TV Channel 2 and Fox 28.

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Council Candidate Forums

District 3

Washington High School

The three candidatesóJustin Wasson, Keith Rippy, and Dale Toddófor City Council, District 3, responded to questions posed by League Women Voters Moderator, Lu Barron, at a forum at Washington High School.

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At-Large

Linn County League of Women Voters

Candidates Damian Miguel Epps, Lisa Kuzela, and Tyler Olson conclude their forum by responding to questions from Moderator Libby Slappey. The forum was organized and conducted by the Linn County League of Women Voters and held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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