Carmel mayoral candidates to debate at April 16 at event organized by Current, Ritz Charles


Current in Carmel and Ritz Charles have partnered to arrange a public debate between Carmel’s two mayoral candidates, incumbent Jim Brainard and challenger Fred Glynn, a Hamilton County councilor.

The debate is set for 6:30 p.m. April 16 at Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., and will be moderated by Current in Carmel Managing Editor Ann Marie Shambaugh. The event is free and open to the public.

“This will be an important opportunity for the community to carefully listen to what the candidates have to say as to the future of this city,” said Brian Kelly, publisher of Current in Carmel.

The candidates will answer questions about a variety of topics, some of which will be submitted by members of the community. Email [email protected] to submit questions for consideration.

“Current is hopeful that this event will help get the vote out, too,” said Steve Greenberg, general manager of Current in Carmel. “Voting is a right, and too often the polls report lackluster numbers. Perhaps attending the debate will spur some, or many, people to cast a ballot.”