Hispanic City Council Candidate Forum (video)
On March 1, a Hispanci hybrid video forum was presented by Mi Gente Mi Pueblo, which looks to get Latinos in the Tampa Bay area out to vote, at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater. The forum showcased the six candidates running for two seats on the City Council. Nearly 6,000 Hispanics and Latinos are registered to vote in Clearwater.
The purpose of the forum was to look into issues concerning the Hispanic community and to increase participation in local elections.
The event was broadcast in English and instantly translated for Spanish-speaking viewers. 10 Tampa Bay’s Angelina Salcedo moderated the event.
The candidates who are running for Clearwater City Council are:
- David Allbritton
- Maranda Douglas
- Gerry Lee
- Aaron Smith-Levin
- Lina Teixeira
- Jonathan Wade, Sr.
City Council Election Day is Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
For more information on Clearwater City Council candidates and elections, visit www.myclearwater.com/government/city-department/city-clerk/municipal-election-candidate-information.
Mi Gente Mi Pueblo – MiGenteMiPueblo.com
Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater – www.hispanicoutreachcenter.org
League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC Pinellas – www.facebook.com/WeAreVoters
Mail-in ballots need to be returned by March 15 up until 7 p.m. to one of the three Supervisor of Election offices in order to be counted. On Election Day – Tuesday, March 15 – the polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Video courtesy of the Hispanic Outreach Center. Photos courtesy of LULAC.