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Rockford Mayoral Candidates Debate held April 2 at RC

Wednesday, March 20, 2013  
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For immediate release – 3/19/2013
Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill., – Rockford mayoral candidates Jim Hughes (D), Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) and Michael Kleen (R) will participate in a debate on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in Regents Hall, Burpee Center, located on the Rockford College Campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. The debate is sponsored by Rockford College’s Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement and is the last scheduled mayoral debate before the April 9 elections.

The debate will be 90 minutes with each of the three candidates having two minutes to answer each question. Pre-submitted questions will be chosen by the moderator in advance. If all pre-submitted questions have been asked within the 90 minutes and time remains, questions from the audience will be taken. Professor of Political Science Jules Gleicher, Ph.D., will moderate with representatives from the League of Women Voters serving as the official time keepers.

The public is welcome to submit questions for consideration to JACCE@rockford.edu.
Submissions must be received by March 28, 2013.


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