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DDN: Voter forum to feature Dayton mayor, commission candidates

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Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

An election forum that will feature candidates running for Dayton city mayor and commission in the Nov. 2 election will be held Oct. 17.

The forum will be at 1306 Salem Ave, Dayton, from 2 to 5 p.m. Anyone is able to attend for free.

It will be live-streamed on The Black Student Union of Wright State’s Instagram page (@theblackstudentunion) along with Black Men & Women of Valor’s Instagram and Facebook. (@blackmen&womenofvalor).

The Black Student Union and the Black Men & Women of Valor are sponsoring the event. Organizers said they tried to find a spot to host in downtown Dayton, but due to COVID-19, had difficulty securing a spot.

Gary Neal Jr., public relations chair for the Black Student Union at Wright State, said mayor candidates Rennes Bowers and Jeffrey Mims Jr. and commission candidates Scott Sliver, Stacey Benson-Taylor, Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss have committed to the event.

Neal said he and his mentor, Asante Hill, are the organizers of the event and will host the forum and ask questions of the candidates.

“We are trying to boost political awareness and provide citizens of Dayton knowledge of whom they are voting for,” Neal said.