Patch is cosponsoring a mayoral and city council candidate forum with ACTion Alexandria and the local chapter of the NAACP.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Along with ACTion Alexandria and the Alexandria Chapter of the NAACP, Patch is presenting a forum for mayoral and city council candidates in Alexandria at 7 p.m. Monday at the George Washington Middle School auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the forum expected to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature a one-on-one debate between Democratic Mayor Bill Euille and independent challenger Andrew Macdonald. The half-hour head-to-head will follow a 90-minute forum featuring all 12 council candidates. Del Ray Patch editor Drew Hansen will serve as a moderator alongside NAACP member Alexis Stackhouse. John Porter of ACTion Alexandria will serve as emcee. We hope to see you there! For more information about the candidates, …
Independent Alexandria mayoral candidate Andrew Macdonald says his opponent has been unwilling to organize a one-on-one debate.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Real debate is a hallmark of democracy I would never have believed that setting up your garden variety debate between two candidates running for mayor could be so difficult, or that there could be so many versions of the phrase “ready and willing” to debate. The fact is that the Mayor and his surrogates have been unwilling to sit down with my campaign team and organize what the Alexandria Times has called a “legitimate one-on-one debate with his only challenger.” A Times poll involving 900 citizens showed that 75 percent favor such a debate. We have been told that he’s too busy to do more than show up at several debates where all the candidates are invited—where there will not be much time for us to discuss the issues of concern to the …