15 May 2019 09:06AM
Mayor Rector and Alderman Johnson will offer their visions for the future of the city at MC Smith Elementary School, Thursday May 16, at 6 pm, slightly less than six weeks before the primary election on June 25.
There will be approximately ten questions, depending on time, two from each moderator and the balance to be submitted by the public. Each candidate will have a two-minute opening statement, two-minute responses, one-minute rebuttals and five minute closings. Not all questions will be directed to both candidates.
Questions from Hudson residents, property owners and business owners should be submitted at http://www.cd19indivisible.org. You can also drop off questions at the Register Star, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534, attention Mary Dempsey. Question submission will close Wednesday, 5.15 at 7pm.
Indivisible CD-19 NY and IMBY are presenting the debate as a public service for the city of Hudson. The logistics and rules were determined by the organizers, moderators and both campaigns to insure clarity, parity and transparency.
A full house is expected as many of the tickets have already been reserved. Tickets are free but can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudson-new-york-democratic-primary-mayoral-debate-rick-rector-kamal-johnson-tickets-61183376125. A good number of seats will be left open for those who have not reserved and every effort will be made to everyone. There will be blank cards and a box at the entrance for additional questions from the public, if time permits.
The debate will be broadcast by WGXC 90.7 FM and online at wgxc.org, and livestreamed by Martin AV Services.
WHEN: May 16, 2019, 6-7:30
WHERE: Montgomery C Smith Elementary School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY 12534
CANDIDATES: Mayor Rick Rector, First Ward Alderman Kamal Johnson
MODERATORS: Mary Dempsey—Executive Editor, The Register-Star and Parry Teasdale—Editor & Publisher, The Columbia Paper
PRESENTED BY: Indivisible CD19 NY and IMBY
BROADCAST BY: WGXC
Pictured above: Mayor Rick Rector and First Ward Alderman Kamal Johnson