By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
THE CALL will host a candidates’ forum on Saturday, March 28, at the Bruce Watkins Cultural center located at 3700 Blue Parkway.
The forum will be moderated by KCPT Week In Review host Nick Haynes and CALL reporter Eric L. Wesson Sr.
The forum will begin at 11 a.m., with the Mayoral candidates, Mayor Sly James and challenger Vincent Lee, answering questions from neighborhood associations and concerned citizens that have been sent in to THE CALL.
Challenger Clay Chastain will not appear on the panel due to a scheduling conflict and his being unable to return to Kansas City from his home in Bedford, Virginia.
The Mayoral panel will conclude at noon and the panel will switch over to At-Large candidates which will include:
1st District At-Large candidate Councilman Scott Wagner
2nd District At-Large candidate Teresa Loar.
3rd District At-Large candidates Quinton Lucas, Virginia “Dee” Evans, Foristine Beasley, Karmello Coleman, Carol “CJ” Gatlin, Stephan Gordon.
4th District At-Large candidates Councilman Jim Glover and Katheryn Shields.
5th District At-Large candidates Lee Barnes, Dennis Anthony and write-in candidate Dwayne Williams and
6th District At-Large candidate Councilman Scott Taylor.
The In-District candidate panel will begin at 1 p.m.
3rd District In-District candidates will include:
Councilman Jermaine Reed, Jamekia Kendrick, Shaheer Akhtab, Bryan Diak and Rachel Riley.
5th District In-District candidates Alissia Canady, Edward Bell, Bilal Muhamad and Lance Conley; and
6th District In-District candidate, Kevin McManus, Terrence P. Nash and Henry Klein.
THE CALL requested issues from neighborhood associations and we received an overwhelming response.
Many responded to the lack of consistent code enforcement, trash, tires and abandoned homes.
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