by Gabe Bullard
Transportation and education were among the main topics of discussion Thursday as nine candidates for Louisville mayor took part in a forum at DuPont Manual High School.
For about two hours, the candidates fielded questions from students on the bridges project, fairness law, the 2003 merger and the school district’s assignment plan.
Manual senior Carmen Mitchell says no single candidate came out ahead in the forum, but each excelled at different times. She says the responses that resonated most with the audience dealt with how the candidates would make the city better for today’s high school students.
“I think that is a number one concern for all of us, especially in the unstable economic times that we have right now, we want to know, Is this a place we can consider for our futures?” she says.
Democrats Lisa Moxley, Tyler Allen, Shannon White, Greg Fischer and David Tandy all participated in the forum. Republicans Hal Heiner, Chris Thieneman and Jonathan Robertson also took part, as did independent candidate Jackie Green.
Download mp3 audio of the forum. (Due to technical difficulties, there is a slight gap in between the end of Shannon White’s opening statement and the beginning of Tyler Allen’s opening statement)