Voters will have the opportunity to listen to La Vergne alderman candidates discuss issues and share their vision for the city Thursday, Oct. 11, during a debate at City Hall.
The debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, is slated to begin at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at City Hall, located at 5093 Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne.
Two seats are currently up for grabs in the November election, positions currently held by Tom Broeker and Dennis Waldron. Both are seeking re-election and Melisa Brown, Kathy Hines, and John Kleber are also running for the same spots, according to the Rutherford County Election Commission.
“We know that this is an important election for La Vergne," said Judy Powell, the chair of voter service for the League of Women Voters in Rutherford County. "We want to make sure that voters are given the opportunity to hear the views of all candidates seeking office because their decisions will impact the city for many years to come."
Powell said the League of Women Voters is holding the debate in an effort to encourage voter participation.
"The League of Women Voters wants (constituents) to understand the power of a vote,” she said.
A big screen monitor is being set up for overflow seating next to City Hall to give people the opportunity to meet with the candidates after the debate ends.
The debate will air live on local public access stations. It will also be live-streamed on the La Vergne website under Services Channel 3.
The debate is also being recorded for future air dates and will be uploaded to the YouTube channel operated by La Vergne.