7th Ward Alderman Candidate Debate Format

7 pm Monday, January 19th
Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, 2300 Lafayette

Moderator: To Be Announced

Board of Aldermen President Candidates will go first, followed by 7th Ward Candidate Debate.

7th Ward Alderman Candidates Debate

The Moderator will administer a draw of straws at 7 pm to determine Candidate A, B, C. Any candidate who does not present himself or herself at the speakers table at 7 pm for the draw of straws shall forfeit the opportunity to participate in the debate.*

Time Cards will not be used. A Time Keeper will call time with “Stop.” A Candidate must stop speaking when Stop is called. Any Candidate who continues to speak after Stop has been called a second time shall forfeit the opportunity to make a Closing Statement.

Any Candidate making an outburst or otherwise interrupting another Candidate or the Moderator shall forfeit the opportunity to make a Rebuttal Statement and Closing Statement.

The Moderator will be begin the debate by briefly going over the rules and format.

1:00 Minute Opening Statements: Candidate A, B, C

The Moderator will draw and read prepared questions. Most Views/Goals questions from the Candidate Survey will be included in the mix plus there will be additional questions. No questions to be drawn will be candidate specific.

1:30 Minute Answers to Question 1: Candidate B, C, A
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 2: Candidate C, A, B
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 3: Candidate A, B, C
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 4: Candidate B, C, A
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 5: Candidate C, A, B
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 6: Candidate A, B, C
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 7: Candidate B, C, A
1:30 Minute Answers to Question 8: Candidate C, A, B

1 Minute for Candidate C to ask another Candidate a question
1 Minute Answer

1 Minute for Candidate B to ask another Candidate a question
1 Minute Answer

1 Minute for Candidate A to ask another Candidate a question
1 Minute Answer

*In the event that there are only two alderman candidates debating, two more questions will be drawn and answered and there will be two more ask/answer rounds.

1 Minute Rebuttals: Candidate B, C, A

1 Minute Closing Statements: Candidate C, A, B

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