Saturday, October 28, 2006

Final Ward 3 Debate set

Please come to a Ward 3 Council Candidates' Forum on Friday evening, November 3, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Washington International Churc at River Road and Fessenden Street.

Candidates Mary Cheh (d) and Theresa Conroy (r) will be participating and the League of Women Voters will moderate. Co-sponsors include ANC3E, ANC3C, ANC3D, the Tenleytown Neighbors Association, the Friendship-Tenleytown Citizens Association, the Ft. Gaines Citizens Association, and the Woodley Park Community Association. Below is the format the candidates have agreed upon:

Five topics will be covered by the candidates:

The Environment
Public Safety
Fiscal Management

Each topic will be given 10 minutes and will be broken down in the following way:

Candidate A. 3 minutes to discuss topic.
Candidate B. Asks one question on topic to candidate A.
Candidate A. 1 Minute response to question.

Candidate B. 3 minutes to discuss the same topic.
Candidate A. Asks one question on topic to candidate B.
Candidate B. 1 Minute response to question.

The Moderator selects one question from the audience to ask the candidates. Each candidate has one minute to answer the audience question.

Then the moderator moves candidates on to the next topic. Debate continues this way for all topics--alternating which candidate begins.

Questions from audience members will be written on cards and collected by volunteers. Moderator will review cards and select one question per topic to ask each candidate. As indicated above, questions from the audience will be incorporated into each "issue block."

Each candidate will have 2 minutes to make an opening statement at start of debate, and 2 minutes to make a closing statement at the end.

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