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Lipscomb, League of Women Voters to host candidate forum for Metro Council at-large race

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Nashville citizens will have an opportunity to get to know more about the Metro Council at-large candidates for the upcoming election.

Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership & Public Service and the League of Women Voters of Nashville is hosting a forum for candidates running for Nashville Metro Council At-Large in the Aug. 1 elections in Davidson County.  

The forum will take place on Wednesday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Lipscomb University in the Ezell Center’s Paul Rogers Board Room. 

Each of the participating candidates will make brief opening statements. Following the introductory remarks, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with roundtables of audience members in a “speed dating” format to discuss a variety of key topics.  

Additionally, the Davidson County Election Commission will demonstrate new voting machines that will be used for the Aug. 1 election. The machines feature a voter-verified paper ballot.

Seating will be limited. The forum is free, but registration is recommended. Register here.

“We anticipate an energetic and animated evening of conversation that will give the audience a chance to learn more about the candidates and their priorities for Metro Council in the coming years,” said Debby Gould, candidate forum chair for the League of Women Voters.  

“The College of Leadership & Public Service exists to create spaces for events like these to take place. We want our local representatives to be as connected to the communities they serve as possible,” said Kells Johnson, director of communication and marketing for the College of Leadership & Public Service. 

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that encourages citizens to become informed voters. It does not support or oppose any party or candidate. Additional information about candidates is available at .  

The College of Leadership & Public Service aspires to help shape and practice a different approach to leadership and public service, built on a model of civil discourse, innovation and bold action. It offers academic and community programming through the Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice and Society, the Institutes for Conflict Management and Sustainable Practice, The School of Public Policy, its statewide Leadership Tennessee program and the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership.