On Tuesday, November 17, Charleston will elect its first new mayor in forty years. The job will fall to either businessman John Tecklenburg or state Representative Leon Stavrinakis. Yesterday, the two candidates faced each other in a radio debate with TMA Morning Show Host Charlie James fielding calls from local listeners. How did they each make their case? One of the most hotly-contested issues in this election is the completion of Interstate 526. Stavrinakis has been touting his record, which has him helping to secure a portion of the funding for the now-stalled project. He also criticized his opponent for once serving on the board of the project's strongest opponent, the Coastal Conservation League. Tecklenburg also supports the road extension, and mentioned that he served on the League's board twenty years ago. He also challenged Stavrinakis on the road's progress, asking him why it isn't currently under construction, and charged that Stavrinakis is dodging offers to debate. The candidates are both working hard to get their messages out to voters in the lead-up to the vote. Who do you think would best fill Mayor Joe Riley's shoes? Read the full article here: Leon Stavrinakis and John Tecklenburg Face Each Other in Debate  

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