Mayoral candidates to appear at Ottawa Tavern seriesWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St., is bringing back its weekly Political Parties series, an “informal meet and greet” featuring a different declared Toledo mayoral candidate each week.
The sessions will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by food and entertainment. Each candidate has been invited to speak, discuss his or her positions and entertain questions during the two-hour period, according to a news release.
Scheduled guests include Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (July 9), Councilman D. Michael Collins (July 16), Alan Cox (July 23), Mayor Mike Bell (July 30), Opal Covey (Aug. 6) and Councilman Joe McNamara (Aug. 13).
Attendees can meet the candidates, discuss the issues and learn more about their positions in an informal setting, according to the release.
“This is the second time we have done this so we are really excited to be presenting this forum for political discussion again,” said Ottawa Tavern owner Tom Baird. “We want to give the candidates some time to informally meet the voters and hear what is on their minds. This promises to be especially important to the City of Toledo as it maps its future direction for the next four to eight years.”
Baird said the Ottawa Tavern ran a similar series before the 2009 mayoral race and it was well-attended and well-received enough to warrant organizing the event again.
Toledo Free Press and 1370 WSPD are media sponsors for the event. For more information, visit www.otavern.com.