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Nashville Mayoral Candidates Debate at Belmont

runoffdebate2.jpgThe Massey Performing Arts Center played host Mon., Aug. 20 to a run-off debate between Nashville mayoral candidates Bob Clement and Karl Dean, who are campaigning after each received 24 percent of the votes cast on Aug. 2. The debate was carried live on local NBC affiliate, WSMV-TV Channel 4, and moderated by WSMV anchors Dan Miller and Demetria Kalodimos. Belmont President Dr. Robert Fisher welcomed the crowd and the candidates to the university before the debate began. Clement and Dean discussed a variety of issues during the hour-long debate including education, property taxes, crime rates and what it would take to turn Nashville into a “world-class city.” Early voting begins Aug. 22 with the run-off election being held Sept. 11.