Three Lincoln mayoral candidates will join University of Nebraska law students to discuss legal issues facing the city during a noon event March 6 at the College of Law’s Hamann Auditorium.
The free, public event will feature Democrats Leirion Gaylor Baird and Jeff Kirkpatrick and Republican Cyndi Lamm. Lamm, a member of the Lincoln City Council, and Kirkpatrick, who is Lincoln City Attorney, both are Nebraska Law graduates. Gaylor Baird also serves on the Lincoln City Council.
“Lincoln will have its first new mayor in 12 years. This is your chance to hear the issues that will face the city,” said second-year law student and American Constitution Society Vice President Carter Reed. “Even if you are not a resident of Lincoln, or of Nebraska, this forum could be a great opportunity to see how the law interacts with local government.”
The candidates will respond to questions submitted in advance by law students. Organizers say they want the event to examine municipal governance and legal issues facing the city. Campaign rhetoric will be discouraged.
The candidates are vying to replace Mayor Chris Beutler, who was prevented from running for a fourth term after voters approved a mayoral term limits amendment in November 2018. After the April 9 primary election, the top two vote-getters will advance to the May 7 general election.
The discussion is hosted by two student groups, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.