The forum, “A Candidate’s Forum,” is being hosted by the Flint Branch of the NAACP Political Action Committee from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on both days in the main reading room of the library located at 1026 E. Kearsley Street in Flint.
Seventh, 8th and 9th ward candidates will participate in the Tuesday forum and candidates for Flint’s 2nd, 3rd and 6th wards are expected to participate in Thursday’s forum.
All nine seats are up for Flint City Council this year. Each candidate is vying for a four-year term on the council.
There are only two candidates vying for seats in the 1st, 4th, 5th wards. Those candidates will not appear on the August 8 primary ballot but they will be on the November 7 ballot along with the winners of the August primary.
The event is open to the public. For more information on the forum call the Flint branch of the NAACP at (810) 742-8622.
To see who’s running for Flint City Council click here or view the list below.
2017 Flint City Council Candidates
Incumbent: Eric Mays
Challenger: Anita L. Brown
Incumbent: Jackie Poplar
Challengers: Valencia Battle, David Davenport, Maurice D. Davis, Sharmain Nixon-Gatlin
Incumbent: Kerry L. Nelson
Challengers: Linda K. Boose, Santino J. Guerra, Quincy Murphy
Incumbent: Kate Fields
Challenger: Michael Doan
Incumbent: Wantwaz Davis
Challenger: Jerri Winfrey-Carter
Incumbent: Herbert J. Winfrey
Challengers: Deltonya F. Burns, Chia C. Morgan
Incumbent: Monica S. Galloway
Challengers: Loyce M. Driskell, Marcus Eubanks, Heather Morolla Kale, Mercedes Kinnee
Incumbent: Vicki VanBuren
Challengers: Joyce Ellis-McNeal, Louis A. Griggs
Incumbent: Scott Kincaid
Challengers: Erik Roebuck, Eva Worthing