Fort Wayne Mayoral Debate: Tom Henry v. Tim Smith

The event is currently sold out at full capacity.

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, in partnership with the local chapters of the College Democrats, College Republicans, and the Teenage Republicans, is excited to present a Fort Wayne Mayoral Debate on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the debate is scheduled to run from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

This unique bi-partisan partnership opportunity is the result of the efforts of local young leaders that have worked in collaboration over the course the last few months in order to bring our community an exciting Mayoral Debate. Taking place between incumbent Mayor Tom Henry (D) and challenger Tim Smith (R), this town hall style debate will allow each candidate an opportunity to share their unique vision for our city, while focusing on questions and topics that are especially of interest to our community's young leaders.

All attendees must register and have a ticket to attend - as space will be limited. 

Click here to register.

Watch the debate live through Fort Wayne STV -

Click Here for the the live stream site.

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A special thanks for our partner Simon Bray with Fort Wayne STV for live streaming the debate for our greater community to tune in. Options to catch the debate either live or after the event are listed below:

We have it scheduled to broadcast and stream live on the following channels:

In partnership with Fort Wayne STV, the debate will rebroadcast and stream starting Thursday morning, 3 different times a day, until Nov 5th.  

For questions about this event, or to learn more about our 'YLNI The Vote' committee, please email our Community Impact team directly at