The two candidates for mayor of Akron – Republican Jennifer Hensal and Democratic incumbent Don Plusquellic – will participate in a debate at the Akron Press Club’s luncheon Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Martin Center on the campus of the University of Akron.
This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters for the Akron Area and the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
A panel of three journalists will question the candidates. There will be time for responses and rebuttals. Each candidate also will deliver a closing statement.
Time: Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. The debate begins at noon.
Place: Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill, University of Akron campus.
Cost: $15 for Press Club members, $20 for non-members.
Reservations required: Call 330-564-4211 or e-mail RSVP@cmoresearch.com
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, October 21.
No campaigning will be allowed in the debate room, including but not limited to buttons, stickers, T-shirts or other printed material. The Press Club reserves the right to refuse anyone displaying such material admission to the debate room.
The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.