Five candidates in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles will take part in a live televised debate on May 1 at Cal State LA, hosted by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles.
Congressmember Karen Bass, L.A. City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, businessman and nonprofit leader Rick Caruso, L.A. City Councilmember Kevin de León, and L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer have confirmed their participation in the debate.
The debate comes at a pivotal moment in the mayor’s race, just before voters begin to receive their ballots in the mail for the June 7 primary election.
ABC7 anchor Marc Brown will serve as the debate moderator. ABC7 reporters will ask the candidates questions. A process for receiving suggested questions from the public is also being developed by the debate partners.
The debate will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. and will air live on ABC7. It will also be streamed on abc7.com, the ABC7LA app, and ABC7’s Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Hulu and Roku.
Additional details about the debate will be shared in the coming weeks.
Since 2013, the Pat Brown Institute, ABC7, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles have partnered to host nonpartisan, televised debates as catalysts for public and community participation in the democratic process. These events have included debates and forums for candidates for city, county, and national offices, including U.S. Senate and president.
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