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Los Angeles Mayoral Debate—The Jewish Version

by JewishJournal.com

April 11, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Tonight, April 11 at 7 pm, you can tune into KABC-7 for a live broadcast of the Los Angeles Mayoral Debate from American Jewish University.

KABC is hosting the debate along with AJU, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee, and it will take place on the AJU's Bel Air campus.

City Controller Wendy Greuel will face off against City Council Member Eric Garcetti in their first debate since the mayoral primary.  The two have been trading barbs over the past week over education and budget, even challenging each other to impromptu debates.  

The debate will cover the candidate's positions on the budget, education, traffic and other pressing issues.  What's with the Jewish aspect?  No, the candidates will not be pressed on their stand on kosher versus glatt kosher.  But the 600,000-strong Jewish community of LA, long an active and integral part of the city's cultural and civic life, cares deeply about making LA the best city it can be. Thus, a debate.

The debate moderator will be KABC-7's Mark Brown, who will be joined by a panel of journalists:  Adrienne Alpert (KABC7), Rob Eshman (Jewish Journal) and Gabrielle Tessier (Univision Los Angeles)

Dr. Robert Wexler, President of AJU, will welcome the audience and explain the evening's format.

Tune in or set your TiVO, or both:  April 11, 7 pm, KABC-7.

Our profiles of each candidate are here:

Wendy Greuel v. Eric Garcetti

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