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ITHACA, N.Y.— The City of Ithaca Democratic Committee and the TC Democratic Committee invite interested voters to a live-stream forum featuring 1st and 5th Ward primary candidates for Ithaca Common Council. 
First Ward candidates are: incumbent Cynthia Brock, and challengers Yasmin Rashid, and Shaniya Foster. 
In the Fifth Ward, Marty Hiller and Robert Cantelmo are both running to win the Democratic primary and become the Democratic candidate for the seat in the fall.
The forum will stream live on Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. For YouTube access just before the 7 p.m. start, the link is now live here.
A reminder to all that the Democratic Primary is on June 22 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Early Voting begins on June 12.
For questions please email Ed Swayze, Chair, Ithaca City Democratic Committee