But will it be a “REAL DEBATE”- McLin v Leitzell

Finally- something not called a forum or a candidates night- but a debate!

Back and forth? Q and A- attack and respond?

After 8 years of zero debate in chambers, maybe we’ll see if Mayor McLin is capable of having a substantive discussion on the issues?

The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and ThinkTV will host a debate between Dayton mayoral candidates Rhine McLin and Gary Leitzell.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required.

* Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14.

* Time: 7 p.m.

* Location: Cox Ohio Publishing Media Center, 1611 S. Main Street, Dayton [map and directions]

If you are attending, you can also submit a question for the candidates in advance

via Dayton mayoral debate online registration.

With WHIO as a co-sponsor and Think-TV it would be obvious to assume it will be televised. Unfortunately, even though the Mayor is on absolute equal footing with the commissioners, there has not been a commission debate.

If you want to attend- you must click on link above and register.

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4 Comments on "But will it be a “REAL DEBATE”- McLin v Leitzell"

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Thanks for posting this David – I submitted my registration.   I already know what my vote will be, but I want to hear Gary’s answers on whatever may come about from the questions submitted.


mayor McLin was a poor American History Teacher at belmont High School during the 1971 -1972
school year. Her contract was not renewed as she in my opinion did not know how to teach American History, now she is Mayor…..

Drexel Dave Sparks

Individual teacher’s in the Dayton Public system do not sign individual contracts. The contract for all teachers is handled through the teacher’s union.
If McLin was on a special contract and she was not renewed, please do tell, and at least provide the documents.


Here’s video of the entire debate if anyone else is looking for it: