Questions and answers are posted below; click on the link to watch.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) - The two main candidates for Louisville mayor, Republican Hal Heiner and Democrat Greg Fischer, square off in a sold out debate on Wednesday at the Louisville Forum. It is the first debate since the latest poll in the contest.
The only other actively campaigning candidate, independent Jackie Green, did not meet the required 15% threshhold of support in last week's WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll of the mayor's race. Green polled at 2%, but contended that the poll was faulty because it surveys people by telephone and only calls people with landlines. Green says his supporters tend to be younger and use mobile phones, not landlines.
The Courier-Journal's Dan Klepal reports on the organization's policy to include only the candidates who have a chance at winning.
WHAS11's Joe Arnold moderated the forum, which will be broadcast Wednesday night on WFPL Radio.
Questions and answers are posted below, Just click on the link to watch.
- Candidates' Opening Statements
- Heiner asks Fischer whether he has attended government meeting; whether he has looked at budget
- Fischer asks Heiner about vote against the STAR program
- How would your administration differ from Abramson administration?
- Future of the Library system
- Which departments are in most need of an overhaul?
- What is your 30 second commercial for a business looking to relocate here?
- Would you support a local sales tax - "The percent for the Arts"?
- How would you handle the tug of war between Louisville and Frankfort?
- Has the promise of merger been delivered?