Linda D. Bernard was not available to participate in the forum.
Here is the formal letter she sent to DRACO.
Each candidate was sent a questionnaire. Here are their responses:
- Linda D. Bernard
- Deborah Burke
- Kenneth Johnson (Write-in)*
* The two balloted candidates informed Scotty Boman about this candidate on the day of the forum. He was unable to find evidence that this candidate filed on the Wayne County Clerk website. No campaign or contact information appeared in search results about him. He will have an opportunity to have his responses to the candidate questionnaire posted on this website if he contacts DRACO.
Ashley Smith of Redd Clock Entertainment Group provided production assistance behind the scenes.
This was the original announcement of the event.
Detroit, MI – This Friday, October 9th 2020 Professor Deborah Burke and Attorney Linda Bernard will face off in a public debate. Each wants to be the Police Commissioner from District #2. Only one will be elected.
The forum goes from 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM will be broadcast via the Zoom platform. The moderator will present questions to the candidates, but viewers will also be able to submit questions to be asked.
You can get a question in early using this form, or just bring it up using Zoom’s chat feature.
[Zoom information was provided.]
This forum is organized by Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight and is currently cosponsored by Detroit Peoples Task Force, Hood Research, and the Libertarian Party of Wayne County, Redd Clock Entertainment Group and Occupy Detroit. If your organization is interested in cosponsoring the event please use the contact form here.