For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

ROCHESTER MAYORAL CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN A VOICE OF THE VOTER DEBATE AT WXXI

(Rochester, New York) March 16, 2011 – Rochester Mayoral candidates William Johnson, Thomas Richards, and Alex White will participate in an hour-long Voice of the Voter debate that will air Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370/FM 91.5 HD2 and stream on WXXI.org. It will also air that evening at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/Cable 1011 and 11). WXXI News Director Julie Philipp will moderate the debate. Panelists will include Helene Biandudi, WXXI; Brian Sharp, Democrat & Chronicle; and Rachel Barnhart, 13WHAM-TV.

The debate is part of WXXI's Voice of the Voter partnership with the Democrat & Chronicle, 13 WHAM TV and WDKX 103.9 FM. Committed to bringing citizens’ concerns to the forefront in political issues, Voice of the Voter is supported in part by The Community Foundation.

The Mayoral election will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

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