The five hopefuls stood behind podiums in a second floor ballroom that comfortably swallowed up the 300 to 350 people who came to see what the men running for mayor looked like under fire, and to hear what they had to say.Click here to read the entire piece.
The topic for the night’s talk-fest was billed as The Future of Downtown.
After opening statements, the candidates were questioned by a trio of rather mild mannered inquisitors, seated stage left: Ed Slipek (Style Weekly); Jimmy Barrett (1140 WRVA); Aaron Gilchrist (NBC12).
In his opening statement, Paul Goldman tossed off a couple of red meat campaign promises to the audience, “There will be no baseball stadium downtown. There will be no Echo Harbor project, either.”
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Mayoral Debate Report
My take on the mayoral forum/debate staged on Tuesday night is up at Richmond.com.