Recapping the Wilmington mayoral debate

    The Democratic candidates for mayor of Wilmington debated before an audience and TV cameras at Arsht Hall on the University of Delaware-Wilmington campus for a debate sponsored by WHYY.

    You can follow a recap of the night with our coverage from Twitter.

    The event will be shown on WHYY-TV at 5 p.m. Friday August 17th, with repeat presentations at 11 a.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday, you can watch it online here.

    The candidates are: Dennis P. Williams, Scott Spencer, Bill Montgomery, Kevin Kelley and Robert Bovell. 

    The moderators will be the hosts of First, WHYY’s Delaware newsmagazine: Shirley Min, Mark Eichmann and Nichelle Polston.

    The questions are drawn from three community forums sponsored by WHYY in July and August. About 85 Wilmington voters gathered at the sessions to discuss the city issues that matter most to them and to frame questions for the candidates that best expressed voter concerns.

    The dialogues were led by facilitators from the Penn Project for Civic Engagement.  Decision Delaware coverage is provide through a generous grant from the C.E. Bennett Foundation.

    Our blog coverage was provided by NewsWorks Feed blogger Shannon McDonald.

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