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DC Dem Mayoral Primary Candidates to Debate at AU

WHO:  DC Democratic Mayoral Candidates

DC Democratic Mayoral Primary Candidates Debate

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 7 pm - 8:30 pm.

American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall across from 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Media RSVPs are requested no later than February 12 at noon to J. Paul Johnson, American University Communication, 202-885-5943 or

Washington, DC (February 5, 2014)—American University’s Kennedy Political Union is hosting the 2014 DC Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate at American University. The debate will be the first centered on young voters and their concerns. The audience will include AU students, AU community members, and citizens living in the surrounding Ward 3 community. 

Debate moderator NBC4’s Tom Sherwood will take questions from the audience for the candidates to address during the 90 minute debate. WTTG’s Matt Ackland and WJLA’s Sam Ford will make up the media panel.

All participants in the debate are candidates for Mayor of the District of Columbia in the Democratic Primary on April 1.  
Carlos Allen- confirmed
Council Member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4) (invited)
Council Member Jack Evans (Ward 2) - confirmed
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (invited)
Reta Jo Lewis - confirmed
Council Member Vincent B. Orange (At-Large)- confirmed
Andy Shallal - confirmed
Council Member Tommy Wells (Ward 6) - confirmed

Tom Sherwood (NBC4 – WRC)

Matt Ackland (FOX5 – WTTG)
Sam Ford (ABC7 – WJLA)

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