ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just two weeks before election day Albany mayoral and city commissioner candidates squared off at Albany State University.
On Tuesday the school's Departments of History, Political Science and Public Administration hosted a debate for the candidates to talk about local issues.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and her challengers Tracy Taylor and Lane Rosen discussed what they would do to create jobs and revitalize downtown.
"I believe I can bring the community and local leaders together and do a strong pitch to advertise this city," said Taylor.
Mayor Hubbard said, "we have a plan in place where we will be a public/private partnership and put in the money up with the private investors in order to revitalize downtown."
And Rosen responded with, "I don't really believe they want the private partnership when we always hear public/private partnership. I had private money and was kept out of the process so that's why I'm running to be the voice of every man and to let the little guy have a voice."
Ward 4 Commissioner Roger Marietta and challenger Chad Warbington talked about issues including utility rates and attracting industries.