“A Night with the Candidates” educates voters on political platforms

(Photo credit: DeAllen Burgess)
(Photo credit: DeAllen Burgess)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Columbus hosted "A Night with the Candidates" downtown at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Monday night to help better educate local voters leading up to the election.

The IMA is a group comprised of local Christian ministers from various denominational backgrounds.

Candidates seeking public office in Muscogee County got the chance to discuss their platform with voters.

Rev. Reggie Williams, President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, says he hopes attendees at Monday's forum are able to walk away with a better understanding of which candidates have their best interests at heart.

"Our desire is to inform the community," Rev. Williams said. "We want an informed Electorate. We don't endorse candidates, but we do want candidates' positions to be made known to the great citizens of this city."

Candidates for the mayoral, school board, and city council races were invited to the forum.

The event kicked off at Metropolitan Baptist Church on 5th Avenue at 6 p.m.

The primary will be held May 20. In order to vote you must be registered, and that deadline is April 21.

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