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NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Who wants to be Mayor of Richmond

By: Kym Grinnage email 

If you have been under a rock, you might not know that this is a historic political season. No, I am not talking about the race for the presidency, I am talking about the race for mayor of Richmond.

Even if you live in the suburbs or outlying counties, you are affected by what happens in the city of Richmond - and this will be one for the record books.

At last count, we have at least nine citizens who have indicated that they may be running for mayor. And if you think that nine is too many, you would be wrong because we still have more undeclared candidates in the wings.

So why does this matter to you? Other than the first term of the strong mayor system in Richmond, this is arguably the most important election in Richmond’s history. RVA is now a progressive city and region, and the next mayor has much work to do to move this city forward.

But none of this happens without you. "If you would like to participate in the vetting process and hear what these candidates have to say, you will have that opportunity on April 6 at 7 p.m. for Mayor's Forum hosted by VCU and Virginia Union on the campus of Virginia Union.

Part I of this two-event day will be held earlier at 10 a.m. at the campus of Virginia Union with a forum on "Race and the 2016 National Elections."

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