Temple hosts Next Mayor Debate

Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Baileyfinally mixed it up at their third mayoral debate” Monday evening at the Temple Performing Arts Center, according to Ryan Briggs of The Next Mayor project.

The Next Mayor is  a partnership designed to support high-quality reporting and “provide voters with fresh and critical content on the race” for the Philadelphia’s next mayor, with a sharp focus on the major issues facing the city.

Additional reports were filed from the debate by Chris Brennan of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Brian Hickey of thephillyvoice.com and Justin Udo of CBS Philly.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and the Next Mayor project partners also hosted a primary debate among Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates last spring.

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The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication will be hosting the Next Mayor Debate at the Temple Performing Arts Center on October 19th, in partnership with Philadelphia Media Network (The Philadelphia InquirerDaily News and Philly.com) and The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce‘s Roadmap for Growth campaign.

murraybaileyKenney_panel2Democratic nominee Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey will address issues that matter to you during this final debate, with a focus on business and economic development.

The event will be moderated by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s City Desk Editor, Chris Hepp, and business reporter, Diane Mastrull.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m., October 19, 2015

Where: Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122

Visit philly.com/nextmayordebate to reserve your free seat now.

Additional event partners include WHYY, Committee of Seventy, WURD Radio, Young Involved Philadelphia, and Technically Philly.

Follow the Next Mayor project online now at: nextmayor.philly.com.

And watch for election reporting from Temple University students this fall here at: nextmayorphl.org

Primary election reports:

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls May 20, 2015
Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather May 20, 2015
Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice May 20, 2015
Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters May 20, 2015
Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet May 20, 2015
Who’s Got The Buck$? May 19, 2015
Public Schools Versus Charter Schools May 19, 2015
The Race to City Hall May 18, 2015
Changing landscapes: Looking to Philadelphia’s Promise Zone and University City for a way out of gentrification May 14, 2015
Students break down “The Philadelphia Budget” May 14, 2015
Millennials: Looking to the Northeast for clues about civic engagement May 13, 2015
African-American activists discuss mayoral election May 13, 2015
Small business owner struggles to keep up May 7, 2015
Zoning: How the Next Mayor Can Help Enforce the New Code May 7, 2015
Grays Ferry Wants Change From New Mayor May 7, 2015
Voters discuss poverty at Temple University April 23, 2015
Arts & Entertainment: The Next Mayor’s Impact on the Arts Community? April 22, 2015
Government: What Philadelphia’s Tax Code Means for Business April 9, 2015
Mantua: Residents, Business Owners Hope for More Progress With New Mayor April 6, 2015
Arts & Entertainment: The Race for Mayor and The Potential Impact on the Arts in Schools April 3, 2015
Germantown: Residents Want City Hall to Bring Education Back To The Neighborhood March 30, 2015
Northeast Philadelphia residents discuss education reform March 26, 2015
Kensington: What Do You Want From The Next Mayor? March 25, 2015
Philadelphia CeaseFire offers support March 24, 2015
Amateur Sports: Parks and Recreation Looking to Make the City a Better Place March 16, 2015
Strawberry Mansion: Residents Discuss Issues They Want Next Mayor to Address March 13, 2015
Politics: The Man Leading Philly’s Young Generation March 13, 2015
Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia March 12, 2015
Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting March 11, 2015
After School Program Founder Says Next Mayor Needs To Fix School Environment March 11, 2015
Next Mayor To Face Education Struggles March 11, 2015
Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together March 10, 2015
Far Northeast: Residents Want a Mayor Who Cares, and Better City Services March 10, 2015
Port Richmond: A River Ward With Potential Looks Toward Mayoral Election March 9, 2015
Mantua: Residents Speak Out on Priorities for Next Mayor of Philadelphia March 9, 2015
Strawberry Mansion residents voice concerns for Next Mayor March 9, 2015
Future teacher thinks education should be top priority for Next Mayor March 9, 2015
Residents share their key issues for Next Mayor March 9, 2015
Center City professionals want Next Mayor to address education March 9, 2015
Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race March 6, 2015
Hunting Park: Latino Community Sees Viable Mayor in Diaz March 5, 2015
Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall March 4, 2015
Ludlow: Ramonita de Rodriguez Library Hopes the Next Mayor Will Fight for Education March 3, 2015
Politics: Philadelphia’s Republican Party Is Determined To Make A Change March 2, 2015
Bicyclists Seek Leader to Promote Safety, Harmony on the Roads February 27, 2015
Chestnut Hill: Lynne Abraham Stresses Education as Campaign’s Top Issue February 16, 2015
Politics: Meet Philly’s Future Leaders February 16, 2015
Doug Oliver: “I Know I’m an Underdog. I Just Don’t Care.” February 10, 2015
City Hall: Al Schmidt Says, “You Don’t Have an Excuse Not to Vote.” February 9, 2015