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Champaign mayoral candidates discuss future plans at Illinois Public Media forum


Left to right: Champaign mayoral candidates Don Gerard, Deborah Frank Feinen (incumbent), and Azark David Cobbs participate in a forum at IPM studios in March 2023. Reginald Hardwick/IPM News

The three candidates running in the Champaign mayoral election on April 4, 2023 gathered in the Illinois Public Media studios for a one-hour forum. Incumbent Deborah Frank Feinen, former mayor Don Gerard, and challenger Azark David Cobbs discussed why they think they should be in the mayor's seat and what they would do if elected. The forum was taped at the IPM radio studios on March 4, 2023. The forum was moderated by IPM reporter Jim Meadows.

Click here to read a profile of challenger Azark David Cobbs.

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