Oct. 3, 2018

Municipal Mayoral Debate Participants Announced

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

OurNanaimo is partnering with the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce to present two Candidate Forums in advance of the October 20 Nanaimo municipal elections, to provide the community with several robust opportunities to meet and question candidates for mayor and council.

Tuesday, October 9 will feature a one-hour mayoral debate, following the All Candidate Fair.  All three mayoral candidates applied for this debate, and all three have been invited to attend: Raymon Farmere, Don Hubbard and Leonard Krog.

The three mayoral responses to the application questions are now posted to the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and OurNanaimo websites. We encourage all voters to consult these responses as another valuable assessment tool.

The October 9 All Candidate Fair is from 6-7:45 p.m., followed by the Mayoral Debate from 8-9 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon St.  For further details on the process, and more information on these candidate forums, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions. Councillor candidates’ responses to the four application questions continue to be assessed and will be released on October 10.



For more information, please contact:


Kim Smythe, Chamber of Commerce, 250-756-1191