CitizenDetroit Candidate Forum - 2017 General Election

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Join CitizenDetroit for a Dinner & Dialogue forum with the candidates who will appear on the Nov. 7th general election ballot. All candidates have been invited to attend, introduce themselves, identify their priority issues and then participate in a speed dating style Q&A forum.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the candidates and find out where they stand on important local issues so you can make an informed vote.

REGISTER for one (or both) events:

  • Thursday, October 12: District Candidates only
  • Thursday, October 19: At-Large Candidates only


Gleaners Community Food Bank
Kids Helping Kids Hall, Second Floor
2131 Beaufait Street
Detroit, MI 48207
(near Mt. Elliott St. & Kercheval Ave.)

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., with the forum following at 6 p.m. To attend, RSVP online at or call 313-577-5550. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come first served basis.


City Council Candidates - INVITED                                                      

District 1:        Tamara Smith, James Tate
District 2:        Roy McCalister Jr., Virgil Smith
District 3:        Russ Bellant, Scott Benson
District 4:        Latisha Johnson, Andre L. Spivey                  
District 5:        Mary Sheffield, Jewel Ware                            
District 6:        Tyrone Carter, Raquel Castaneda-Lopez          
District 7:        Gabe Leland, Regina Ross                              

Police Commissioner Candidates - INVITED

District 1: Darryl D. Brown
District 2: Conrad L. Mallett, Carron L. Pinkins
District 3: Shirley Burch
District 4: Willie E. Bell, Scotty Boman
District 5: George Adams, Jr., Willie E. Burton
District 6: Lisa Carter
District 7: William M. Davis



Mayoral Candidates - INVITED
Mike Duggan, Coleman Young II                                                         

City Clerk Candidates - INVITED
Garlin D. Gilchrist II, Janice M. Winfrey

City Council At-Large Candidates - INVITED 
Janee L. Ayers, Brenda Jones, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Mary Waters

Don't Boo, VOTE!

Gleaners Community Food Bank Second Floor
2131 Beaufait Street
Detroit, MI 48207

For more information about this event, please contact CitizenDetroit at 313-577-5550 or

Submissions for this form have closed on October 17, 2017.