Meet the moderator - we go one on one with Dr. Soraya Matthews
It may test her mettle and training but Dr. Soraya Matthews is more than prepared to moderate this week's debate between incumbent mayor Linda Gorton and challenger David Kloiber. WUKY's Alan Lytle recently spoke with Dr. Matthews prior to the big event.
Dr. Soraya Matthews is an adjunct professor at Georgetown College and she’s also Chief Equity Officer for the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Fayette County Public Schools.
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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO HOST MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM
Panel of Lexington residents invited to ask questions of mayoral and city council candidates
Residents of Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky are invited to the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, September 14th from 6 - 9 pm EDT for the 2022 Mayor and City Council At-Large Candidates Forum. This nonpartisan forum will give residents the opportunity to hear from candidates running in the November 2022 general election. The forum will be divided into mayoral and council-at-large sections. Lexington residents, Dr. Soraya Matthews and Pastor Mario J. Radford, will moderate the sections, respectively. WUKY's Josh James in addition to Lezell Lowe, Carol Taylor Shim, Faith Calhoun-Loudon, Mizari Suarez, and Jessica Berry will serve as panelists. Each section begins with candidates making a short introductory statement. This will be followed by a question and answer session with brief candidate rebuttals. The sections will end with a final statement from the candidates. Questions will be prioritized by topic, with the moderators asking the most frequently submitted questions first.
Both mayoral and all city council-at-large candidates have been invited to participate in the forum. Incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton and 6th District Councilman David Kloiber have confirmed their attendance for the mayoral section. Councilmen James Brown, Richard Moloney, and Chuck Ellinger II, along with businessman Dan Wu and former Councilman Bill Farmer Jr., confirmed their attendance for the council-at-large section, also.
The sponsors of the forum are the Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Psi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., the Kappa Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the Eta Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., the Lexington-Fayette Branch of the NAACP, the Centre for Prophetic Activism, CivicLex, RADIOLEX: The Voice of the People, 91.3 WUKY - Lexington's NPR News Station, and the Central Kentucky Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
This event is free and open to the public. Childcare with snacks will be provided for registered attendees. Register for the event and submit questions for the candidates at bit.ly/3PT392p.
What: 2022 Lexington Mayoral and City Council At-Large Candidate Forum
When: Wednesday, September 14 from 6 - 9 pm EDT (doors open at 5:45 pm)
Where: Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center 300 E Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508