DETROIT (WWJ) – For the first time in about 100 years, Detroiters will be electing city council members by district when they head to the polls next month.

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas moderated the eight debates between City Council candidates which were organized by MiVote to educate voters.

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With Detroit’s impending bankruptcy and a new process for electing City Council members, it is important that voters make an informed decision on Election Day.

MiVote said the debates are a resource for voters in Detroit that provides information on the candidates running in their district and the major issues facing the community.

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Click here to watch the debates.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

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Candidates for City Council by District:

  • District 1
    Wanda Jan Hill
    James Tate
  • District 2
    Richard Bowers Jr.
    George Cushingberry Jr.
  • District 3
    Francine Adams
    Scott Benson
  • District 4
    Bettie Cook-Scott
    Andre Spivey
  • District 5
    Adam Hollier
    Mary Sheffield
  • District 6
    Raquel Castaneda-Lopez
    William I. Robinson
  • District 7
    John Bennett
    Gabriel Leland
  • City Council At Large
    David Bullock
    Saunteel Jenkins
    Brenda Jones
    Roy McCalister