Savannah mayoral & council forums Thursday night

Savannah mayoral & council forums Thursday night


NEWS 3 IS YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS– AND TONIGHT– THOSE RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN SAVANNAH– ARE GOING HEAD-TO- HEAD. CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR– AND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 AND 3 SEATS– WILL SPEAK AT A PUBLIC FORUM– IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. OUR TINA TYUS-SHAW IS MODERATING THE EVENT TONIGHT. SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN’S ARMSTRONG CAMPUS– WITH A PREVIEW. I’M STANDING IN THE ARMSTRONG CENTER AUDITORIAM. IT’S EMPTY RIGHT NOW, BUT IN AN HOUR WE WILL WITNESS DEMOCRACY AT WORK AS CANDIDATES MAKE THEIR CASES TO THE CITIZENS OF SAVANNAH. WE’RE IN THE HOMESTRETCH OF DECISION 2019– AND THE TOPICS ON THE MINDS OF VOTERS COULDN’T BE MORE URGENT. THE FIRST FORUM WILL KICK OFF AT 6 O’CLOCK TONIGHT. THAT’S WHEN CANDIDATES VYING FOR DISTRICT 1 AND 3– CITY COUNCIL SEATS– WILL SQUARE OFF. THE FORUM WILL BEGIN WITH OPENING STATEMENTS. CANDIDATES WILL GET 60 SECONDS TO SHARE THEIR PLATFORM. THEN THERE WILL BE A SERIES OF QUESTIONS EACH CANDIDATE WILL ANSWER. AFTER A SHORT BREAK– THE MAYORAL FORUM WILL BEGIN– AT 7- 15. IT’S A CHANCE FOR VOTERS TO HEAR WHERE THOSE CANDIDATES STAND ON IMPORTANT LOCAL ISSUES. WE WILL HAVE REACTION FROM THE VOTERS TONIGHT ON NEWS THREE AT 11. REPORTING LIVE FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY ARMSTRONG CENTER– ON SAVANNAH’S SOUTHSIDE– I’M TINA TYUS SHAW. BACK TO YOU. ANOTHER CANDIDATE FORUM IS HAPPENING TONIGHT AT 6– AT THE THE GREATER GAINS CHAPEL A-M-E CHURCH. THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P’S SAVANNAH BRANCH IS INVITING MAYORAL CANDIDATES– AND THOSE RUNNING FOR ALDERMAN AT-LARGE– TO TAKE THE PODIUM. NEWS 3’S JOANN MERRIGAN WILL MODERATE THE EVENT– WHERE CANDIDATES ARE EXPECTED TO DISCUSS LOCAL ISSUES. THIS FORUM IS ALSO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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