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Heidi Samuel’s Opponent Accepts Invitation to a Public Debate for the Voters

Responding to Samuel’s challenge, candidates will hold a public debate on October 25th

Columbus, Ohio – On August 31st, Heidi Samuel, candidate for Columbus City Council, sent a letter via certified mail to opponent Priscilla Tyson, encouraging the scheduling of a public debate.  Samuel understands the importance of this fall’s election. With five city council seats up for election, Columbus voters deserve to hear both candidates’ positions on the issues facing Columbus.

In the letter, Samuel wrote, “Meeting with voters, I have found they are interested in understanding our individual positions and differences on such issues as economic development, public safety, and public services. Therefore, I am inviting you to an open debate on these important issues for the consideration of our constituents.”

Recently, at Samuel’s urging, Tyson accepted an invitation from the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce for a public debate on October 25th. The debate will be held during the Chamber’s monthly lunch meeting at 11:30am at the Clintonville Woman’s Club (3951 North High Street).

"This is a great opportunity for both of us," stated Samuel. "This stands to be a classic race where voters can shop the candidate most likely to effectively represent their concerns and needs. Voters deserve to know where we stand on the issues and what we hope to accomplish. I am excited about this opportunity to debate my opponent one-on-one."

Samuel’s run for city council calls for the city to protect, preserve and improve neighborhoods as a method of ensuring the city’s long-term health. Her focus is to restore public safety personnel numbers to necessary levels, expand the city’s code enforcement program to prevent continued corrosion and blight, and develop better, more substantive partnerships with neighborhoods to answer their unique needs.  Samuel is honored to have earned the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police.

For more information, visit the official Heidi Samuel for Columbus Neighborhoods website, www.HeidiSamuel.com.

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