The Presidential and Vice Presidential debates are ones that historians will talk about a hundred years from now. Debates these days seem to be less about finding out what a candidate stands for and more about who can win the race to the bottom in 90 minutes or less. That being said, I will keep watching them and I encourage you to watch them too because there is too much at stake to bury our heads in the sand.
Here in Region 8, the 2016 Mayoral Debate of Record happens Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The goal of the mayoral debate is to find out what each candidate stands for when it comes to Jonesboro in the next four years. It will be issue based and designed to give all of us a chance to see the overall platforms of all 6 candidates in an unbiased way.
The neutral location is Jonesboro High School. The public is invited to join us at JHS that night on a first come, first served basis, and admission will be a donation to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
Our moderator is Talk Business and Politics Executive Producer Roby Brock, an Arkansas political analyst that is respected among the candidates and voters because he has a reputation for being fair.
So join us for the Jonesboro mayoral debate of record, this Tuesday, live right here on both KAIT stations. This one won't be a race to the bottom because we expect more from our candidates. This Mayor's race will have an impact on all of Region 8. Keeping you informed on the what the candidates for Jonesboro Mayor stand for and their promises for the future makes this A Better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager
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