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2017 Mayoral Primary Debate

Mayor Frank G. Jackson is  seeking a fourth four-year term as Mayor of Cleveland and he is facing  eight challengers. The top two finishers in the September 12 primary will advance to the general election on November 7.

In keeping with City Club tradition, all mayoral candidates whose candidacy has been verified by the Board of Elections were invited to participate in this primary debate.


Participating candidates include:

Eric Brewer

Brandon E. Chrostowski

Frank G. Jackson

Jeff Johnson

Robert Kilo

Tony Madalone

Bill Patmon

Zack Reed

Dyrone Smith 

This is a 90 minute debate moderated by ideastream® senior reporter/producer  Rick Jackson.

Jean-Marie Papoi is a digital producer for the arts & culture team at Ideastream Public Media.