Citizens invited to online forum with candidates for prosecutor
Starting Jan. 24, citizens will have an opportunity to participate in a three-day online forum with the Democratic candidates for Cuyahoga Country Prosecutor. Presented by the Civic Commons and the Citizens League of Greater Cleveland, the forum will take place on the Civic Commons website (www.theciviccommons.com) from Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 26.
Citizens and journalists are encouraged to engage directly with the candidates and enjoy this unique format, which allows for in depth discussion and follow up questions. Because there will be no hourly time constraint, questioners and candidates can address topics in a thorough and serious manner, which is often not possible in timed debates or interviews.
You can join the conversation here.
Candidates for prosecuting attorney, Subodh Chandra, Robert Triozzi, and Timothy McGinty, have been confirmed, according to Dan Moulthrop, curator of conversation for the Civic Commons, and he expects that Stephanie Hall and James McDonnell will also participate.
For more information about the candidates, the Civic Commons recommends the Citizens League's candidate's program, where you can find completed questionnaires from all the candidates.
“You might be wondering why we're doing this right now,” Moulthrop said. “Well, primary voters begin casting ballots on Jan. 31. So, we figured, why wait?” (You can request a vote by mail ballot here.)
Supported by the Knight Foundation and the Fund For Our Economic Future, the Civic Commons is a public resource for citizen engagement, offering a combination of online and community activity to foster productive conversation and action in Northeast Ohio.
Daryl Rowland is manager of marketing, communications and outreach at the Civic Commons.