Mayoral/council forum Jan. 27

Published by Tim McNulty on .

The three candidates for Pittsburgh mayor will square off for the first time Jan. 27 at a forum in Squirrel Hill, along with those running for the neighborhood's city council seat.

From the 14th Ward Democratic committee:

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wightman School Community Building

A forum for Democratic primary candidates for Pittsburgh mayor and city council will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Wightman School Community Building, 5604 Solway Street, in Squirrel Hill.

Mayoral candidates Michael Lamb, Bill Peduto and Luke Ravenstahl will participate, along with City Council District 8 candidates Jeanne Clark, Dan Gilman, and Sam Hens-Greco. District 8 includes Shadyside and parts of Oakland, Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill.

The free event is co-hosted by the 14th and 7th Ward Democratic Committees and the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club. Audience members and forum organizers will pose questions and the candidates will have an equal opportunity to inform voters of their views. Two panel discussions, featuring the mayoral and council candidates separately, will begin at 1:30.

The primary election is May 21. The Allegheny County Democratic Committee will endorse candidates on March 10 and the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club's endorsement day is scheduled for April 21.

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