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What do this year’s mayoral candidates think about leadership, crime, taxes and more? Listen to them in their own words

Listen to the candidates for mayor in the 2020 city election during Tuesday evening’s candidate forum:

Click below for audio of Tuesday night’s opening comments from Tony Fields, Richard Branyan, Philip West and Dan Gibson:

 

Click below for Question 1 for mayoral candidates: Natchez has a weak mayor’s position. Do you believe you will be able to successfully shepherd your ideas and platforms through the board of aldermen? How would you accomplish that?

Click below for Question 2 for mayoral candidates: State legislators have been requested to approve an additional 1% food and beverage tax for area businesses in order to pay off bonds for various tourism and economic development projects in the region. Do you support such a tax? Why or why not?

Click below for Question 3 for mayoral candidates: In the last 4 years, Natchez residents have seen an uptick in shooting-related crimes. The addition of surveillance cameras in high-crime areas and the involvement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office seems to have been effective in fighting these crimes. In addition to these crime-fighting tactics, what other approaches would you recommend in addressing crime, if elected?

 

Click below for audio of Tuesday night’s closing comments from Tony Fields, Richard Branyan, Philip West and Dan Gibson: