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    Dallas Mayoral Candidates Make Their Opening Statements

    Candidates running for mayor of Dallas give their opening statements at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff. (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Six of the nine candidates for Mayor of Dallas on the May 4 ballot faced off at a forum Monday night, moderated by NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff. Write in candidate Steve Smith was a seventh candidate at the event.

    The forum took place at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff. 

    Dallas Mayoral Candidates Take Part in Public ForumDallas Mayoral Candidates Take Part in Public Forum

    Ballot candidates Lynn McBee, Scott Griggs, Mike Ablon, Miguel Solis, Regina Montoya and Albert Black participated.

    State Rep. Eric Johnson said he would be in Austin with the Texas Legislature in session. Former State Rep. Jason Villalba said he had a conflict and could not attend this forum. Candidate Alyson Kennedy also missed the event Monday.

    More than 250 people watched the forum in person and more saw it streaming live online at NBCDFW.com.  Clips of the forum will remain available for online viewers.

    Dallas Mayor Candidate Forum Monday NightDallas Mayor Candidate Forum Monday Night

    Seven of the nine candidates for Mayor of Dallas on the May 4 ballot will face off at a forum Monday night, moderated by NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff.
     

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    SMU Political Science expert Cal Jillson said this Dallas mayoral election is different than others in that no clear front runner has emerged. Jillson said municipal election voters start to pay closer attention in the final weeks before Election Day, so forums like this one can make a difference for the candidates in this large field.

    The forum was sponsored by Heritage Oak Cliff and Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

    Early voting begins April 22.

    The candidates' answers to each question can be viewed in full below.

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Police and CrimeDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Police and Crime

    Candidates for Dallas mayor are asked about their plans for the police department and crime at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Corruption at City HallDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Corruption at City Hall

    Candidates for Dallas mayor answer a question about how they would clean up corruption and alleged corruption in city government at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Code EnforcementDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Code Enforcement

    Candidates for Dallas mayor are asked about code enforcement and checks on apartment complexes at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Power of the OfficeDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Power of the Office

    Candidates for Dallas mayor were asked how they would use the power of the office to impact the city council agenda and get things done.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: GentrificationDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Gentrification

    Candidates for Dallas mayor are asked about gentrification in the city at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: InfrastructureDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Infrastructure

    Candidates for mayor of Dallas were asked about their plans for the future of the city's infrastructure at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    Dallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Closing StatementsDallas Mayoral Candidate Forum: Closing Statements

    Candidates for mayor of Dallas deliver their closing statements at a forum at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

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