Candidates come out for Next Mayor Debate at Temple

Candidates come out for Next Mayor Debate at Temple

Candidates on stage at The Next Mayor debate at Temple University in Philadelphia on Monday, May 4, 2015. ( STEPHANIE AARONSON / Staff Photographer )

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and the Next Mayor project partners hosted a debate among Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates at the Temple Performing Arts Center, just a couple of weeks ahead of the city’s primary election.

Candidates Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver, Milton Street and Anthony Williams participated. The event addressed the key issues facing the city, including education, taxes, quality of life, economic development and more.

Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea and WHYY Senior Reporter Dave Davies moderated, following opening remarks from David Boardman, dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple.

Partners include, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, WHYY/Newsworks, The Committee of Seventy, Technically Philly, WURD Radio, Young Involved Philadelphia, the Chinese Metro Weekly and others.

Temple students from the School of Media and Communication have been contributing multimedia reporting to the project in coordination with coursework in a combination of graduate and undergraduate classes. Among the classes involved with the projects is the award-winning capstone course, Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

You can follow the Next Mayor project online now at and view the complete catalogue of Temple student reporting at

Next Mayor Debate photos courtesy of Stephanie Aaronson of

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