Decaturish and Decatur FM will host online debates for Decatur candidatesFile photo by Jonathan Phillips
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Decaturish.com and Decatur FM, a local online radio station, will host debates for the three City Commission races on the Nov. 5 ballot.
The debates will not be in front of a live audience and will instead be live-streamed via Decatur FM. The live stream link will appear on Decaturish.com during the debates, and the videos will be archived for later viewing. The Facebook live stream will appear on the Decatur FM Facebook page, which you can find by searching for @Decatur FM on Facebook.
The moderators will be Decaturish Editor and Publisher Dan Whisenhunt and Mike Johnson of Decatur FM.
The first debate will feature Erin Braden and George Dusenbury, the two candidates for the City Commission’s District 1 seat. The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.
If you have questions for the candidates, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The schedules for the other two debates is as follows:
– Monday September 23, At-Large. The candidates are Tony Powers (Incumbent) and Christopher Gagnon
– Monday September 30, District 2. The candidates are Phillip Wiedower and Lesa Mayer.
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