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TV6 and Hilltop Campus Village host Davenport Mayoral Candidate Forum

A full house with standing room only at Thursday's Davenport Mayoral Candidate Forum. (KWQC)
A full house with standing room only at Thursday's Davenport Mayoral Candidate Forum. (KWQC)(KWQC)
Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 2:10 PM CDT
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To watch the Davenport Mayoral Forum:

You can watch the full forum

UPDATE 9/26:

It was standing room only as around 230 people showed up to watch the Davenport Mayoral Candidate Forum Thursday night at St. Ambrose University.

All six candidates addressed issues including how to curb Davenport crime, improve streets that are in disrepair, whether to build a permanent flood wall, climate change and term limits for the mayor and council members.

The six candidates will be on the ballot on primary day, Oct. 8.

You can watch each candidate give their opening statement above.

TV6 is working to get the full debate up on our website. Check back here for updates.

ORIGINAL:

TV6 is proud to be partnering with the Hilltop Campus Village (HCV) to host a Davenport Mayoral Candidate Forum in September.

The forum will be on Thursday, September 26 at the Rogalski Center located on the St. Ambrose University campus. The forum will be moderated by KWQC TV6’s anchor, David Nelson.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will help community members hear from candidates running for the mayor of Davenport.

Some topics that will be discussed; what are the most important issues facing the city of Davenport? What should the city of Davenport and its leaders do to protect against future flooding?

If you have any questions you would like asked you can submit to our event page by clicking the link below. Those questions may be asked during the forum.

“The HCV Board knows it is a bit out in front on this, but it wanted to make certain they could have something scheduled during this long national political season,” HCV Executive Director Scott Tunnicliff said. “This year there are a lot of quality candidates stepping up to address numerous issues.”

August 12 was the first day for filing of nomination papers and August 29 is the final day for doing so. October 8 is the city's primary election day.

HCV board member and the Director of Corporate and Community Relations for the university, Ty Grunder said it’s an important time to hold this forum.

“It is important to have such a forum at a time when there are so many issues that concern citizens,” Grunder said. “Our aim, as it is with the HCV, is to build awareness on these issues and the candidates who have stepped forward to lead in addressing them.”

Russell Development and Vice President of the HCV, Kelly Young said this gives the community a chance to make an informed decision on who they want for mayor.

“Nothing of quality comes without an informed citizenry,” Young said. “This gives everyone a chance to meet and listen and make an informed decision.”

The format of the forum will be similar to those held previously by the Hilltop Campus Village for other political races. Written questions may be submitted by attendees, the event is expected to last until 8:30 p.m.

There are six declared candidates for the Mayor of Davenport.

This is a great opportunity for prospective voters to find out what plans and visions the candidates have for the city of Davenport and the Quad Cities area.

For additional information on the Mayoral debate you can contact the Hilltop Campus Village at hcvscott@gmail.org or by calling 563-370-2098.