2017 Cleveland Mayoral Primary Debate

A Debate

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Mayor Frank G. Jackson is seeking a fourth four-year term as Mayor of Cleveland and he is facing eight challengers. The top two finishers in the September 12 primary will advance to the general election on November 7.


In keeping with City Club tradition, all mayoral candidates whose candidacy has been verified by the Board of Elections were invited to participate in this primary debate.


Participating candidates include:

Eric Brewer

Brandon E. Chrostowski

Frank G. Jackson

Jeff Johnson

Robert Kilo

Tony Madalone

Bill Patmon

Zack Reed

Dyrone Smith 


Join us as the candidates explain their platforms and differences and why they deserve your vote in a 90 minute debate moderated by ideastream® senior reporter/producer Rick Jackson.


Location: Junior Ballroom | Global Center for Health Innovation

       1 St Clair Ave NE

                Cleveland, OH 44114


Tickets: $35 members/$50 nonmembers

              $400 nonprofit tables/$500 corporate tables

The Peter DiLeone Endowed Forum on Local Politics


Baker 2013     Sisters Of Charity Health System

Supporting Sponsor:

Advance Ohio

Community Partners:

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Venue Partner:

Cleveland State University

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