Councilman Bill Brownlee speaks at the Democratic Club Maple Heights Mayor Candidate Forum.

Maple Heights Mayoral Candidate Forum

Maple Heights residents had a chance to meet the 2015 mayoral candidate in Maple Heights. The forum was sponsored by the Maple Heights Democratic Club and hosted at the Maple Heights Library. Over 100 residents turned out for the first introduction to the five candidates.

Each candidate was given ten minutes to introduce themselves and present an overview of their position. This was followed by questions from the audience. All in all, the forum was a beneficial and meaningful exchange for everyone present.

Part 1 – Candidate Introductions


Part 2 – Questions from the Audience

  • What professional abilities do you have to help Maple with its finances? (0:10)
  • Is it legal for a civil servant to run for political office? (10:50)
  • Rives, what will you do about foreclosures? (12:15)
  • How will you work through confrontation and disagreement? (15:45)
    • Answers (19:25)
  • What about children’s programs? (27:27)
  • Councilman Brownlee, what are your financial qualifications? (29:45)
  • What is your appetite for new taxes? (34:43)
  • What about the troubles in our school system? (35:45)
    • Answer (37:08)
  • Councilman Brownlee’s response to comments about Representative John Barnes not helping Maple Heights: “Things are not what they seem.” (43:18)
  • What about a citizen advisory board? (46:03)
  • Who will keep the senior center open and how? (48:05)

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