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Detroit mayoral candidates face off at city forum

Debate between candidates for mayor of Detroit face off at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

Detroit voters get first good look at the candidates and hear what their plans are for the future if elected the mayor of Detroit.
Detroit voters get first good look at the candidates and hear what their plans are for the future if elected the mayor of Detroit.

DETROIT – Benny Napoleon was with five other candidates running for mayor Tuesday night during the first candidate forum to take place in Detroit.

It was another opportunity for voters to get a good look at the candidates and hear what their plans are for the future if elected the mayor of Detroit.

This comes at an interesting time while the city's finances are a mess and an emergency financial manager is in control.

The Detroit mayoral candidates:

Tom Barrow, is confirmed to be attending. Also attending is Detroit's former corporation counsel Krystal Crittendon.

Michael Duggan, Fred Durhal, Jr., Lisa Howze, and Benny Napoleon will also take part in the forum.

Local 4 spoke with one of two people who will be moderating the event.

"I mean, there are lots of questions that people want to ask the candidates and we have to go beyond the filibuster type answers and questions that do not get at anything but allow them to display some sort of popularity attribute. This should not be a popularity contest. It should be around policy and real issues because the majority of the people who live in the city are really struggling," said Bankole Thompson from The Michigan Chronicle.

The debate takes place at the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church on East Outer Drive.