8News Daily Poll: Who do you think would be the best fit for Richmond’s next mayor?

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Wednesday, 12 candidates in the 2016 Richmond mayoral race met under one roof for the first time.

They answered questions about their vision for the future of the city from moderators in a forum at Virginia Union University.

The forum came as part of The Wilder Symposium: Race and American Society put on by VUU and The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Former Richmond Mayor and former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder and Dr. Robert Holsworth, former Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, moderated the event.

Hundreds filled Coburn Hall in the Allix B. James Chapel to watch the event.

Below are the people who participated in the forum:

  • Jonathan T. Baliles
  • Jack Berry
  • Lillie A. Estes
  • Christopher Hilbert
  • Chad Ingold
  • Joseph D. Morrissey
  • Michelle R. Mosby
  • Alan Schintzius
  • Richard S. Tatnall
  • Bruce W. Tyler
  • Lawrence Ellis Williams
  • Brad Froman

Some of the major issues discussed included fixing Richmond’s public schools, finding new revenue for economic development and making city government more transparent.

See the highlights of what the candidates had to say about the issues here:

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