The League of Women Voters of Richardson will hold a mayoral and city council candidate forum. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080.

The mayoral and city council candidates are as follows:

Place 1 - Bob Townsend and Rick Wilder

Place 2 - Mark Solomon

Place 3 - Scott Dunn

Place 4 - Mabel Simpson and Claudia E. Tatum

Place 5 - Paul Voelker

Place 6 - Steve Mitchell

Place 7, Mayor – Laura Gibbs Maczka

Unopposed candidates will not participate in the question and answer part of the forum, but will be given the opportunity to make a closing statement. Questions from the audience can be submitted at the time of the forum or they can be submitted in advance by sending them to Emailed questions will be given the same consideration as questions submitted at the event. The questions will be screened according to League of Women Voters of Texas Guidelines.

The public is invited to this meeting that should provide guidance in deciding which candidate to vote for in the upcoming mayoral and city council elections.

The meeting is funded by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund through donations from Richardson area residents and businesses. 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Membership is open to men and women of all ages.  With more than 94 years experience and almost 800 state and local affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted organizations.