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LMU to Host Mayoral Debate

The debate for Los Angeles' next mayor is at the Loyola Marymount University's Conrad Hilton Center for Business on Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Loyola Marymount University will host a debate with the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral candidates: City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Former Asst. District Attorney Kevin James, City Councilmember Jan Perry, and former technology company executive Emanuel Pleitez.

It's on Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m., in room 100 of the Conrad Hilton Center for Business. Admission is free and open to the public.

The candidates will discuss their positions and take questions from students attending the event.

The debate will be hosted by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles and moderated by the center's director, Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicana/o Studies.

"We're very excited to bring this important civic event to LMU," Guerra said in a press release. "As our recent poll showed, no single candidate has a commanding lead in this race, so debates such as this one can make a big difference in convincing voters and impacting the election result."

The debate will be broadcast by KXLU 88.9 FM, on local cable channel 36, and streamed online at LA36.org and LMU.edu.

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