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Nashville mayoral debate to be hosted at Belmont

A debate between the leading Nashville mayoral candidates will be televised from Belmont University on June 25, the university announced Wednesday.

Co-hosted by The Tennessean and News Channel 5, the debate will take place at the McAfee Concert Hall in preparation for the Aug. 1 election.

University president Dr. Robert  Fisher hopes Belmont can continue engaging with the greater Nashville community.

“This city’s course directly impacts our alumni and campus community, and we want to do our part to help educate voters in a race that determines Nashville’s future while also modeling active citizenship for our students,” said Fisher in a press release

News Channel 5 News Director Sandy Boonstra expressed excitement over the partnership between the news organization and Belmont University.

“It is vital for voters to have as many opportunities as possible to make an informed decision before going to the polls,” she said in the press release.

This won’t be the first time Belmont has hosted a debate in recent years. The university hosted a gubernatorial debate between the five leading candidates in 2018, and is one of the six sites in consideration for the 2020 presidential debate.

The debate will air at 6 p.m..

Photo courtesy of Belmont Office of Communications

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