Mayoral Candidate Forum Tonight Connects Youth With Political Process

Reno News & Review, The Holland Project, the Washoe County Library System, KWNK Community Radio and ThisIsReno are partnering together to host a Reno mayoral political candidate forum prior to the June 12 primary election.

This non-partisan forum is the third in a series of Speak Youth to Power forums and is open to all candidates running for Reno Mayor.

The mayoral candidate event will take place this evening, May 31, 2018, at the Downtown Reno Library, 301 South Center Street, starting at 6pm.

The candidates who said that they would attend are: Michael Hagen, Eddie Lorton, William Mantle, Hillary Schieve, and Azzi Shirazi.

The first two forums, which were held in early May, featured candidates for Washoe County Commission and Reno City Council.

The Speak Youth to Power Forums feature young adults serving as participants and moderators. The discussions will center around issues affecting or impacting young voters.

While this event is youth-centered, it will be open to and encouraged for all members of the public to attend. This forum is not a debate. Audience members will have time to present questions to the candidates during the forum.

“This event is an opportunity to connect our young, politically-minded citizens with not only each candidate and their platform, but the political and election process as a whole,” said Bob Conrad, editor of ThisIsReno.

The event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $1 for students and $3 general. Proceeds will benefit KWNK, a non-profit community radio station. Seating is extremely limited.

VIDEO: Eddie Lorton For Mayor

Registration is required and can be made at the Holland Project’s site at:

Bob Conrad
About Bob Conrad 999 Articles
Bob Conrad is co-founder of ThisisReno. He manages ThisisReno and Conrad Communications, LLC, his marketing communications consulting company. He also works part time for the University of Nevada, Reno.