The Asbury Park Public Access Television Station, APTV, is joining with the League of Women Voters to host a public forum for the Asbury Park candidates running in the Nov. 8 City Council election.
The forum will take place on Tues., Oct. 18 at the House of Independents at 572 Cookman Ave. starting at 7 p.m. All six of the candidates on the ballot have agreed to take part in the forum, which is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
There are six candidates seeking three four-year terms on the Council. Running on the Asbury Together team are the three incumbents, Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn and Council Members Yvonne Clayton and Eileen Chapman. They are being challenged by the Citizens of Asbury Park team of Daniel Harris, Kenneth Saunders, Jr. and Board of Education member Stephen Williams.
The candidates will be questioned by reporters from two local media outlets, Joanne Papaianni of The Coaster and Michelle Gladden of the Asbury Park Sun Internet newspaper. The forum will be moderated by Bill Madden of The League of Women voters of Ocean Township.
The forum will be videotaped and shown on APTV’s Public Access channels, Cablevision 77 and Verizon/FIOS Channel 30 starting on November 1 and will continue to be shown daily through election day, Tuesday November 8. In addition, APTV will present the candidates “Up Close and Personal” following the forum daily through election day. The “Up Close and Personal” interviews allow the candidates to individually tell the voters about themselves, why they’re running for office and what they plan to do if elected.
In addition to questions from the reporters, members of the public can also submit questions for the candidates by email at info@AsburyParkTV.org.