Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – As the mayoral election in Syracuse nears, some are wondering whether there will be a debate.
The Green Party is demanding one, but there has been no word on whether the candidates will square off before November 5.
“We feel given the state of the city right now, the people deserve to hear all ideas and perspectives about the cities future,” said Green Party candidate Kevin Bott.
The Green Party has been calling for a conversation between the three candidates for mayor.
Bott says so far, no group has stepped forward to host a forum. And the Green Party claims the mayor hasn’t shown any interest in debating.
When asked if she would debate, Mayor Stephanie Miner said "I am working from sun up to sun down, 12-14 hours a day. There is just not a lot of time in the day," she said. "I'm meeting with lots of people, talking about lots of issues so that is what I am focused on,”
The Republican Party declined to field a candidate in the upcoming election. Ian Hunter is running on the Conservative line.
NewsChannel 9 reached out to Hunter, but has yet to hear back from him.