East Nashvillians will have two chances to watch Metro Council District 6 candidates Dave Rich and Peter Westerholm discuss issues at forums.
In what candidates dubbed a “joint statement,” Rich and Westerholm Thursday revealed the dates and locations of two forums leading up to the Sept. 15 runoff. Early voting begins Friday, Aug. 26.
The first forum, hosted by the Davidson County Young Democrats, is set for Monday, Aug. 29, at Eastwood Christian Church at 1601 Eastland Ave. It begins at 6 p.m. Outgoing Councilman Mike Jameson, who currently represents District 6, is moderating the forum.
The second forum, sponsored by People of God Organized, is slated for Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Village Church at 211 N. 11th St. It begins at 7 p.m.
“Other well-intended groups have worked to establish candidate forums for District 6 and others,” the joint statement reads. “However, as reflected above, these are the two candidate forums Dave Rich and Peter Westerholm will participate in during this year’s Runoff Election.”
Westerholm, who received the most votes in the Aug. 4 general election, has landed the endorsement of former candidate Hans Schmidt.
Ex-candidate Bob Borzak has backed Rich, who finished second. Jameson hasn’t endorsed either candidate.