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Only debate in runoff race for Lafayette Mayor-President held tonight

Debate hosted by KPEL
Posted at 11:15 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 01:23:03-05

Tonight, KPEL hosted the only debate in the runoff election for Lafayette Mayor-President.

Moderated by hosts Bernadette Lee and Rob Kirkpatrick, candidates Carlee Alm-Labar and Josh Guillory spoke for about an hour on topics that have been on the forefront in this election, including drainage and the Unified Development Code.

Each candidate also spoke more about their plans if elected to office.

The debate was agreed upon by the candidates after Alm-Labar accused Guillory of avoiding debates.

Guillory proposed the date for the KPEL debate in late October and Alm-Labar agreed to his proposal.

KATC's Jim Hummel sat down with each candidate on issues that haven't been as widely discussed throughout the election, such as traffic cameras and the Alfred Mouton statue in Downtown Lafayette. Read that story here.

Election Day is November 16.