Indiana University South Bend will be hosting a primary election debate between the Democratic candidates for South Bend city clerk next week.
The candidates that will be on the May 5th ballot are at-large city councilman Derek Dieter and chief deputy city clerk Kareemah Fowler. Both will be at the debate.
Organizers say that the hour-long event will allow for opening and closing statements from the candidates, and questions from moderator Jamie Smith, the Interim Director of the IU South Bend American Democracy Project and an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at IUSB.
Attendees will have the chance to submit questions for the candidates during the event.
The debate will take place in Wiekamp Hall Room 1001 on Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available throughout the campus in any of the lots.
Anyone attending is asked to not bring campaign-related t-shirts, hats, buttons or any other campaign paraphernalia supporting a candidate or party.
The debate will also be livestreamed online at http://indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=South_Bend_City_Clerk_Forum.
The event is being sponsored by the American Democracy Project, the Political Science Club of IU South Bend, and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area.