Candidate Forums

Under normal circumstances, during an election year the Detroit League would be hosting candidate forums as a way to introduce political candidates to the community. But these are not normal times. So to fulfill our obligations, we are posting digital information: candidate forums, informational videos, and videoclips from candidates running for office in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

DINNER & DIALOGUE at home: Virtual School Board Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 1, 2020 ・ 6:00pm to 8:00 pm ・ on Zoom

You are invited to a virtual candidate speed-dating forum to engage with Detroit Public Schools Community District school board candidates and to ask critical questions. Three seats are open on the seven-member DPSCD board tasked with setting policy and oversight. Come determine for yourself who will best serve the district’s students and families, so you can cast an informed vote in the November election.

You must RSVP HERE in order to participate. Please make sure to join the event on time, so you don’t get locked out once the meeting starts.

This event is brought to you in partnership with LWV Detroit. For more information, email kelly@citizendetroit.org, cbauman@chalkbeat.org, or obailey@bridgedetroit.com. You can also call the CitizenDetroit office at 313-334-3131.

Virtual Forum: Candidates Running for MI House of Representatives⏤District 2

The Grosse Pointe and Detroit Leagues hosted a virtual forum for candidates running for the Michigan House of Representatives in District 2. Three candidates* running for this office participated in our online discussion and answered previously submitted questions from the public: Taylor Harrell (D), Mayra Rodriguez (R), and Joseph Tate (D). View the recorded forum below:

Virtual forum for candidates running for MI House of Representatives⏤District 2

Virtual Forum: Candidates Running for MI House of Representatives⏤District 10

On June 15, 2020, the League of Women Voters* hosted and recorded avirtual Candidate Forum to “meet” District 10 candidates running for the Michigan House of Representatives in the Primary Election. All 10 Democratic candidates and the 1 Republican candidate were invited to participate.  Three Democratic candidates accepted the invitation:  Marcus A. Cummings, Kevin Lamont Harris and Steele P. Hughes. 

 Watch the recorded forum here.  If a password is required to open the video, use:  4M=.7fn2

*Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County and and the League of Women Voters of Detroit.

Candidate Meet & Greet

The Detroit League has invited candidates running for office to participate in an online meet and greet for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election. LWVDetroit has sent this invitation to all candidates who have registered with the Department of Elections for State District seats in which at least two (2) candidates are running. The videoclips allow candidates to remotely introduce themselves and spread their message. They also give voters a virtual opportunity to make informed decisions in electing candidates for office.

Below you will find two-minute videoclips from candidates who have chosen to share a brief personal description, the office they are seeking, and why they should be elected.

Meet Michele Oberholtzer, Candidate for MI State Representative ⏤ District 4
Meet Abraham Aiyash, Candidate for MI State Representative ⏤ District 4
Meet Gabriela Santiago-Romero, Candidate for Wayne County Commissioner ⏤ District 4
Meet Frazier Kimpson, Candidate for MI State Representative ⏤ District 4
Meet David Palmer, Candidate for MI State Representative ⏤ District 6
Meet Ivy Nicole, Candidate for MI State Representative ⏤ District 6