United Pastors of Fort Wayne hosts mayoral debate

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — United Pastors of Fort Wayne hosted a debate between Fort Wayne mayoral candidates Mayor Tom Henry and his challenger, Tim Smith, Tuesday night.

The debate took place at True Love Missionary Baptist Church, located at 715 E Wallace Street. Doors opened for the debate at 5 p.m., the debate started at 5:30 p.m.

Pastor Robert Bell says United Pastors of Fort Wayne wanted to host the debate because it gives constituents a chance to hear and listen to the answers provided by the mayoral candidates.

The questions that were asked largely came from the congregations and constituents. The format allowed both candidates to have opening and closing statements. The questions were asked, allowing both candidates to have two minutes to answer, plus a 30 second response of rebuttal.

WANE 15’s Alyssa Ivanson served as the debate moderator.

As your local election headquarters, WANE15 is helping you prepare for this upcoming election. We will be hosting our own televised debate.

We’ll pose questions – and Mayor Tom Henry and Republican challenger Tim Smith will discuss the issues. The debate is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29th at 7 p.m. right here on WANE 15.

Election day is one week later.

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