With the Nov. 3 election just around the corner, three candidate forums/debates have been scheduled for the coming weeks. At stake are three open Common Council seats and the mayor’s office:
• On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations will be hosting a mayoral candidates debate. The event will be held at the city schools’ Education House at 5 Homeside Lane at 7:30 p.m. Following the debate will be a meet and greet with several local candidates. For more information, visit www.wpcna.com.
• On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space will have a forum involving the candidates for the County Legislature District 5, city mayor and Common Council. The event will start at 7 p.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, at 400 Ridgeway.
• On Monday, Oct. 26, the White Plains Downtown Residents Association will hold a candidates forum for the mayoral and Common Council candidates at the Vintage Bar & Restaurant, at 171 Main St., at 7:30 p.m. The organization’s Web site is: downtownresidents.com.
Democratic state Assemblyman Adam Bradley is running against city Common Councilman Glen Hockley in the race to replace Republican Mayor Joseph Delfino, who is stepping down after 12 years in office.
Republicans Leonard G. Lolis and James V. Arndt, as well as Democrats David Buchwald, incumbent Tom Roach and Beth Smayda are running for the council.
County Board of Legislators Chairman Bill Ryan, a Democratic incumbent, is running against Republican challenger Bob Hyland.