New Haven Register hosts forum with mayoral candidates

For the first time in two decades, John DeStefano won’t be on the ballot this fall when New Haven voters elect a mayor. So the race to succeed DeStefano, who was first elected in 1993, is shaping up to be particularly interesting.

Three men — Democrats Gary Holder-Winfield, Justin Elicker and Sundiata Keitazulu — have declared their candidacies for mayor, and all three were in the New Haven Register newsroom Thursday morning for a forum hosted by Register community engagement editor Shahid Abdul-Karim.

Register visuals editor Vern Williams, photographer/videographer Peter Hvizdak and breaking news reporter Rachel Chinapen worked to set up a makeshift TV studio and live-stream the event on the Register’s website, while city editor Helen Bennett Harvey moderated a live chat in which readers submitted questions for the candidates.

You can watch the replay of the forum and view a Storify of tweets during the event here.

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