The September primary election is now less than a month away. St. John's University is once again trying to provide voters with the information they will need about the candidates to help make up their minds by Election Day.
The university is continuing its decade-long tradition of hosting candidates forums this year. Organizers held one forum for local city council candidates on Thursday night.
Candidates running for citywide offices are invited to attend a second one coming up on Tuesday. Several candidates are expected to take part.
“We believe that engaged citizenry is the best type of citizenship,” said Brian Browne, Assistant VP of Government Relations at St. John's. “We want to foster that in our students at an early age. We also want to be a partner to the community and open up our campus and open up our doors to these type of public events.”
The Candidate Forums are open to the public and will feature a panel of questioners from St. John's, along with Queens Tribune and the Press of Southeast Queens.
The next forum will be held Tuesday night from 7 to 9 pm. Doors will open at 6pm at the Little Theatre on the university's Queens campus.