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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Meet your Lafayette City Council candidates

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The following seven candidates have submitted successful Nomination Petitions to run for one of four open seats on the Lafayette City Council. Voters will select four candidates during the November 2023 election. Contact information and campaign filings for these candidates are available at

Council candidates

Tim Barnes (incumbent)
David Fridland
Crystal Gallegos
JD Mangat (incumbent)
Gala W. Orba
Eric Ryant
John W. Watson

Candidate forums

Two voluntary public candidate forum events, hosted by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) and the League of Women Voters (LWV), will be held to provide information about candidates’ platforms and positions. Both organizations will pose questions to the candidates during these events that pertain to local issues in a panel discussion format. LYAC will accept question suggestions from the public through Sept. 29.

Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) Candidate Forum 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, 6pm
City Hall Council Chambers | 1290 S. Public Rd.
Submit your questions/topics for consideration to LYAC by Sept. 29

League of Women Voters (LWV) Candidate Forum

Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, 6pm
City Hall Council Chambers | 1290 S. Public Road
LWV website 

Live and recorded broadcasts

In addition to attending the forums in person, community members are invited to watch a live streaming or recorded version of each event.

Live broadcasts

Visit either of these links to watch the live broadcast as the events are happening 

Recorded broadcasts Access the event under the Archived City Council 2023 Meetings tab Access the video under the City Council Meeting Playlist.

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