From Uprise RI:
Three Democratic party primary debates were held in Providence on Thursday evening at the Dr Martin Luther King Elementary School in Providence Thursday evening. Candidates for Rhode Island House District 4, Rhode Island Senate District 6 and Mayor of Providence took questions from WPRI/Channel 12 reporter Dan McGowan and the audience, in an event that pushed the three-hour mark on a hot, sweaty night.
For convenience, I’ve divided the three debates into three separate posts, available here:
The evening’s debates were the second part of a two-part series. In the first half, the “Un-Debate,” candidates listened to the the concerns of constituents. This was presented as a way for candidates to “learn more about the needs of the community they seek to represent.” The event below follows a more traditional format.
The debates were sponsored by the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Summit Neighborhood Association, and Observatory Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with the Providence Cultural Equity Initiative.
Democrat Jorge Elorza is the incumbent Mayor of Providence. He is being challenged by Kobi Dennisand Dr Robert DeRobbio in the Democratic Primary. The winner will face Independent candidates Dianne “Dee Dee” Witman and Jeffrey Lemire in the General Election.
View entire video here: https://upriseri.com/news/elections/elections-2018/2018-08-09-pvd-mayoral-debate/