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Smile Politely and Chambanamoms to host Mayoral Debate March 29

In just under a month, the people of the city of Champaign will go to the polls to select, amongst a few things, another four year term for their Mayor. 

In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few years, Don Gerard currently holds the position, and won by just a few hundred votes last time out, narrowly defeating three-term incumbent Gerald Schweighart, a radical tea party conservative who, on record, claimed to believe that President Barack Obama wasn’t, in fact, an American

So, now four years later, Mayor Gerard has three challengers: two women who sit on City Council in Deb Feinen and Karen Foster, as well as Joe Petry, who currently serves as Champaign Park District Board President. 

Last summer, we hosted a Q & A at Mike N Molly’s with the three challengers

We are honored and excited to invite you all to join us at Jupiter’s at the Crossing on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 4 p.m. to watch us mediate what will hopefully be a lively and spirited debate between all four candidates. 

Readers may submit questions to both us and to Chamabanamoms by emailing to i[email protected] or [email protected]

More information about the format and rules will be released closer to the event. 

The debate will be moderated by Publisher of Smile Politely, Seth Fein and Editor-in-Chief of Chambanamoms, Laura Bleill. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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