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"Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation. I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving," says Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "We'd like to create an atmosphere again where there's room for civil debate and consensus building."

12 News presents the Phoenix mayoral debate with the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute. Connect with the candidates in the Phoenix mayoral race in Arizona.

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Debate begins


Candidates give opening statements


Braham Resnik opened the debate asking about Phoenix's water situation.


The candidates next spoke about issues with the city's pension program.


The candidates were asked about political views and their role in a mayorship.


The candidates next spoke about homelessness and poverty issues in Phoenix.


Brahm Resnik asks the candidates if they support abandoning light rail expansion into South Phoenix.


The candidates are asked about professional sports organizations in Phoenix and giving tax incentives/subsidies to them.


The candidates are asked about the level of police shootings in Phoenix.


The candidates are asked if mayor will be their full-time job.


Candidates give closing statements

Phoenix Mayoral Debate

Monday, Sept. 17 after the Emmys

Mark Curtis hosts and Brahm Resnik moderates this debate between candidates for mayor of the fifth largest city in the United States.

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