Dawn Clarke from the League of Women Voters (LWV), who is set to moderate the debate on October 12th, stated that she received notice from Carl Hoaknson that he will not be able to attend but that the LWV would read his two-minute opening statement. Mrs. Clarke stated that the League has not received a response from Democratic candidates James Lloyd and Gene Antonucci as to whether or not they might attend.
In speaking with Council-At-Large Carl Hokanson, he confirmed that he will not be able to attend due to a previously scheduled personal matter which he will address at tonight’s Mayor & Council meeting. During the conversation Councilman Hokanson stated that Gene Antonucci was scheduled to work that night and could not attend the debate on the 12th.
Independent candidate for mayor Kevin Murphy is scheduled to attend the debate on the 12th.