Published On: Fri, Feb 10th, 2017

Boca Raton Tribune Hosts Two-Part Forum for City Hall Election Candidates

webBy: Nikki Colonna

The Boca Raton Tribune is giving City Hall election candidates one final shot to win over your votes on February 24 and March 3 as the newspaper will host a Candidate Forum at the Wayne Barton Study Center.

“We are thrilled to have a Candidate Forum here at the Study Center,” said Wayne Barton, CEO of the Center. “This is a huge benefit to the city and we are honored to host such an important event.”

All candidates running for a season in the City Council will be at the two-part forum. Incumbent Scott Singer, and challenger Patty Dervishi who are running for Seat A, as well as Emily Gentile, Andrea Levine O’Rourke, and Andy Thomas whom are all fighting for a position on Seat B will all have their chance of being heard on February 24 at 6:30pm as the five will answer questions from our moderator, as well as reader-generated questions.

Mayor Susan Haynie, and challenger Alfred Zucaro will have their turn on March 3rd at 6:30pm as the two will discuss plans for the city, and also answer questions from our moderator and the audience.

Readers and residents are encouraged to submit their questions, as the forum will be based mostly on reader-generated questions. Questions should be sent to or post to the newspaper’s Facebook, twitter, or Instagram pages; reference the upcoming Candidates Forum along with your query. Questions will be reviewed by the Boca Raton Tribune’s editorial staff, and Editor C. Ron Allen, who will be the Forum’s moderator.

“We are so thankful to Wayne Barton for his generosity in once again opening up his center to host such an important event for our community,” said Boca Raton Tribune publisher, Douglas Heizer. “We want to give our readers the most information we can so they can make an informed decision, and the Candidate Forum is an important part.”

Candidates will be able to distribute campaign materials prior to the session, but not during the forum. The Boca Raton Tribune is sponsoring the forum to supplement the newspaper coverage of the campaign.

Although the event is free, residents who wish to be a part of the forum must reach out to the Campaign Headquarters of their candidate to pick up their tickets. Each Candidate is awarded a limited amount of tickets so call them today.

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