In keeping with its long-standing tradition of providing a forum for the public discussion of issues of the day, the Portland Club is hosting a debate between the candidates in our first floor ballroom on Wednesday, September 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
As it has been in the past, the debate will be moderated by former State Representative Herb Adams, who is currently an adjunct professor of Social Sciences at Southern Maine Community College.
The debate will consist of these components:
* An opportunity for each candidate to make an opening and closing three-minute statement, the sequence of the statements to be determined by a random drawing conducted in the presence of the candidates.
* Questions on topical local issues to be asked by the moderator of each candidate, in rotating order.
* Questions of the candidates from the audience, with the questions being submitted on file cards and presented by the moderator.