There were probably between 100 and 200 people in attendance at last night’s Annapolis Mayoral debate (sponsored by The Housing Authority of City of Annapolis, HACA) held at the Eastport Community Center.
The evening started off with a moment of silence for Annapolis City Firefigfhter John P. Smith who passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Firefighter Smith had served the City since 2000.
In line up (in alphabetical order) was to include Josh Cohen (D), Dave Cordle (R), Frank Flyntz (R), Chris Fox (I), Trudy McFall (D), Zina Pierre (D), Gilbert Renaut (D), Laurie Sears-Deppa (D), Sam Shropshire (D), and Wayne Taylor (D). However, Frank Flyntz was a no-show.
As to the debate itself, while some of the candidates were well prepared and ready to tackle the questions thrown their way; many seemed as if they had just wandered into the room and happened to grab the wrong seat.
It has been said that first impressions count. If true, last night’s debate decidedly narrowed the field from 10 to five, and possibly four. As is our policy, we will not be putting forward any commentary on a candidate’s performance, nor will there be any endorsements. Although there will be plenty of other resources you can turn to for that information. For more information on ny of the candidates or to contact them directly, please click on the links above which will take you directly to their websites.
Were you there? What did you think? Please comment!
NOTE: It appears that Frank Flyntz’s website has been taken down. We will try to confirm if he has withdrawn from the race.