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Local groups holding debates and candidate forums for South Bend races

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The American Democracy Project at IUSB and League of Women Voters have scheduled 8 events for South Bend municipal candidates.

On March 14, the candidates for mayor, city council and clerk will participate in a Meet the Candidates Forum at the St. Joseph County Public Library's main branch downtown.

Each candidate will offer a brief statement, detail their priorities and reasons for running.

Complete list of events (All events are free and open to the public):

South Bend Mayoral Candidates – Candidate Forum & Policy Debate
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 158 Northside Hall, 1825 Northside Blvd, Indiana University South Bend
Featuring: contested mayoral candidates


District Debates: A Municipal Candidate Forum Featuring Districts 1, 3, and 6
Thursday, March 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1001 Wiekamp Hall, 1800 Mishawaka Avenue, Indiana University South Bend
Featuring: contested primary candidates seeking to represent council districts 1, 3, and 6.


Meet the Municipal Candidates – South Bend Mayor, Council, Clerk
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main Street, South Bend
Featuring: all Candidates on South Bend Primary Ballots (D, R, contested, uncontested)


Candidates-at-Large: A Municipal Candidate Forum Featuring the At-Large Council Candidates
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 158 Northside Hall, 1825 Northside Blvd, Indiana University South Bend
Featuring: candidates in the contested Democratic primary race for at-large common council seats


Candidate Speed Dating – South Bend Common Council District Candidates
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: University Grill, Administration Building, 1700 Mishawaka Ave, Indiana University South Bend
Featuring: candidates seeking to represent districts 1-6 on South Bend’s Common Council


Candidate Speed Dating – South Bend Common Council At-Large Candidates
Thursday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: University Grill, Administration Building, 1700 Mishawaka Ave, Indiana University South Bend
Featuring: candidates seeking at-large seats on South Bend’s Common Council


District Debates: A Municipal Candidate Forum Featuring Districts 2 and 4
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1001 Wiekamp Hall, 1800 Mishawaka Ave, Indiana University South Bend

Mayoral Candi-DATING: Speed Dating with South Bend’s Mayoral Candidates
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: University Grill, Administration Building, 1700 Mishawaka Ave, Indiana University South Bend

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