By CATHERINE NEWHOUSE
A First Ward forum selected Mitch Richards as the black vote consensus candidate for the Tuesday, April 5, municipal election. The forum’s facilitator Tyree Byndom made the announcement the night of Monday, April 4, on the Facebook event page.
In his announcement, Byndom said that Darrell Foster also received votes that but the other candidates, Pam Forbes and Fred Schmidt, did not receive any. People voted at the forum Saturday, April 2, and via e-mail.