Mayoral candidates to speak at Thurs. morning forum in Parkside

 Six candidates vying to land an office on the second floor of City Hall will be at a forum in Parkside on Thursday morning. (Nat Hamilton/for NewsWorks)

Six candidates vying to land an office on the second floor of City Hall will be at a forum in Parkside on Thursday morning. (Nat Hamilton/for NewsWorks)

Six candidates in May’s Democratic mayoral primary are expected to attend a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside (BAWP) on Thursday morning.

Sarah L. Stirzel Cuzzolina, executive director of the BAWP, said she has received “commitments from all the candidates to appear except from the newest candidate, Rev. Keith Goodman.”

The free event, scheduled to run from 8:30 until 10 a.m., will be held at the Philadelphia Business & Technology Center (5070 Parkside Ave., Suite 2400) and is open to the public.

Candidates will have three minutes to share their platform, before the moderator will take questions for which the candidates will have one minute to answer.

“We are business association, so the majority will be small business owners, but we have a lot of nonprofits in this area, and the residents have been invited as well,” said Cuzzolina. “There will also be local high school and elementary students attending.”

Candidates expected to attend are Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver, Milton Street and Tony Williams.

NinetyNine will cover the forum and post a story about it later Thursday.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.