On Sept. 8 and 9, The Daily News and Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted live forums with Galveston mayoral and city council candidates at the Sea Star Base.

The week of October 5, The Daily News conducted video interview with candidates who were unable to attend the September forums.

You can watch a replay of these sessions using the links below.


Sept. 8:

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. — Mayoral Candidates. Attending: Craig Brown, James Casey, Bill Keese and Raymond Guzman. Unable to attend: Roger Quiroga

• Watch a recording of the Mayoral Candidates forum.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — District 1 Candidates. Attending: Doug Godinich, E. R. Johnson. Unable to attend: Tarris Woods

• Watch a recording of the District 1 Candidates forum.

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. — District 2 Candidates. Attending: Pamela Bass, William Schuster. Unable to attend: J. David Robertson, Norman Buckaloo

• Watch a recording of the District 2 Candidates forum.

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. — District 3 Candidates. Attending: David Collins, Wayne Holt, Frank Maceo

• Watch a recording of the District 3 Candidates forum.

Sept. 9:

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. — District 4 Candidates. Attending: Bill Quiroga. Unable to attend: Jason Hardcastle

• Watch a recording of the District 4 Candidates forum.

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. — District 5 Candidates. Attending: John Paul Listowski, Beau Rawlins. Unable to attend: Robert Patrick Daigle. 

• Watch a recording of the District 5 Candidates forum.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — District 6 Candidates. Attending: Marie Robb. Unable to attend: Jackie Cole.

• Watch a recording of the District 6 Candidates forum.

Oct. 5:

Mayoral candidate Roger “Bo” Quiroga

Oct. 7:

District 6 incumbent Jackie Cole

Oct. 8:

District 4 incumbent Jason Hardcastle

District 2 candidate J. David Robertson

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(4) comments

Cheryl Watson

the audio is terrible - breaking up

Raymond Lewis

Wonder if the huge ad can be moved to another location and not take viewing space. Very distracting..

Emilio Nicolas

Mayoral Candidate Debate: Both the staging and coverage of the Chamber's 2nd Mayoral Debate were shameful. The selected room was as bland, even for people with absolutely no imagination. Shame on the Chamber. The technical glitches throughout the program were nothing less than amateurish ... and I mean amateurs from a previous century. Shame. The Chamber calls out the candidates for the 2nd time and doesn't bother to pare down the field of candidates for the debate to the more likely winners. Since Quiroga did not show up, leaving only 2 viable candidates and two well intentioned candidates that are not viable, 50% of the time was wasted. And for what? Unlike previous years, the Chamber offers no opportunity for candidates to earn an endorsement. Given these factors, 100% of the time was wasted.

Bailey Jones

The interviews are great info. Rarely do we get a chance to see city candidates without going to special events.

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