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Mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre brings standing room only crowds

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The event on Wednesday, July 15, had all four mayoral candidates answering questions about everything from race and civil liberties to backyard chickens. The full video of the event is available here.

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The African-American Heritage Fund of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

ACLU of West Michigan


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Wealthy Theatre


The Wealthy Theatre was a packed house on Wednesday night, as mayoral candidates Robert Dean, John George, Willard Lee and Rosalynn Bliss answered questions from both co-moderators and local citizens via a Twitter wall. Debate topics included topics of City Services, Neighborhood and Business Development, Race and Our Community and Civil Liberties.

Many Twitter questions were not able to be answered in the allotted time, so follow-up articles will give mayors to a chance to answer more answer citizen concerns.

This event was brought to the community by the Community Media Center with the generous help of our sponsors at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the ACLU of West Michigan


This video will also be rebroadcast on GRTV Channel 25 on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 on July 20 and 27 and August 3.

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