Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mayoral Debate: Your Ideas?

Incumbent Luke Ravenstahl and challenger Mark DeSantis will face off in a live, one hour mayoral debate Monday night at 7:00 on WTAE-TV Channel 4.

Video of the Commitment 2007 event will be streamed live on

WTAE-TV Anchor Sally Wiggin will act as the moderator. I'll be one of the panelists asking questions, along with Channel 4 Action News reporter Sheldon Ingram and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Jeremy Boren.

I'm interested in hearing what issues you'd like the candidates to address during the debate. You can e-mail your ideas to me at bobmayo4 at, rather than posting them here as comments.

y the way, at the risk of wading hip-deep into controversy, I prefer "MAYoral" over "maYORal". Merriam-Webster Online has audio links pronouncing it both ways.

You can also read a discussion of this burning issue here. While that author offers some interesting history on the topic, I don't endorse the partisan tone of his critique.



Maria said...

Will Luke be showing more of his baby pics like he does in his new campaign brochure? Can you please ask him the burning question of exactly which adorable tike he is in the photos? Enquiring minds want to know!

Richmond K. Turner said...

The pronunciation issue is a big one for you broadcast types. But for us pajama-clad writers, typing away at midnight on a late Sunday evening, pronunciation is beyond our abilities. I'm just a mumbling bunch of incoherencies at that stage.

Blogging: the ability to project your opinion into the world, even if you can't pronounce most of the words you use!