Six City of Knoxville mayoral candidates debated last night in the only televised forum for the race. WBIR-TV, Channel 10 broadcast the hour-long debate live, and Jewelry Television donated its state-of-the-art studio, as well as numerous staff, for the Aug. 6 event.
WBIR anchor John Becker moderated the discussion, posing questions to the candidates about transportation, priorities, spending and taxing.
Learn more about the candidates’ views on issues important to the business community in their profiles, linked below.
For more information on the ballot or to register to vote, visit www.KnoxVotes.org.
All candidate profile information was submitted by the candidate’s election campaign committee. If a candidate’s profile is not listed, no information was submitted on behalf of the candidate. The Knoxville Chamber does not support or endorse candidates in local elections.
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Opening remarks from candidates proved a unanimous message: Knoxville’s success is unlimited, and the candidates all have the goal to move the city forward. #GoVoteKnoxville #MayoralDebate pic.twitter.com/oHrcIApEh7— Knoxville Chamber (@knoxchamber) August 6, 2019
@wbir @knoxchamber Mayoral Debate Update. Ideas to grow and attract new jobs. Eddie: “we are a business-friendly city. Supporting our own entrepreneurs - keeping them here. Recruiting and retain companies we already have here is vitally important.”— Eddie Mannis (@EddieMannis) August 6, 2019
alright folks, the Candidate of the People is named Fletcher Knoxville Burkhardt and he has the official support of the Will Warren brand https://t.co/jZD2pI6DGs— Will Warren (@gyrateplus) August 6, 2019
Mannis stance on the homeless population will make a difference!— Debbie Boles (@traveloften) August 6, 2019
Early voting begins Wednesday in Knoxville's primary race https://t.co/EGB252Z8Pe— WBIR Channel 10 (@wbir) August 7, 2019