CJOnline on Friday is providing the public a chance to ask questions of the five candidates running for mayor of Topeka in next Tuesday’s primary election.
The five have each indicated they plan to take part in a live blog on that website from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Capital-Journal managing editor Sherman Smith will moderate the discussion. Questions may be submitted by going to the blog at cjonline.com once it begins; emailing Smith in advance at email@example.com; or tweeting at Smith at @TCJShermanSmith. Each candidate taking part will receive an opportunity to answer each question.
The mayor’s office is currently held by Larry Wolgast, who has chosen not to seek re-election. The field of five candidates for mayor will be pared to two in next Tuesday’s citywide primary election. Topeka’s next mayor will be chosen in the Nov. 7 general election.
Those candidates are Topeka City Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla, Spencer Duncan, Chris Schultz, Clark W. Trammell and Mark Weiser.
Reporter Tim Hrenchir can be reached at (785) 295-1184 or @timhrenchir on Twitter.