The forum included School Board vice president and Seat 1 incumbent Anna Moffit, who is seeking a second term, and deputy mayor Gloria Reyes, who is challenging her. Seat 2 incumbent Mary Burke, who is running unopposed for her third term on the board, also participated. The three candidates are on the ballot for the spring election on April 3.

The event, co-hosted by the Cap Times, Simpson Street Free Press, the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, took place at the church on Fisher Street. The forum, moderated by SSFP’s assistant editor Taylor Kilgore and DST Madison Alumnae chapter president Terri Strong, opened with candidates emphasizing their connections to the community and passion for education.

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