Smyrna mayoral candidate debate at Whitefield Academy

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The candidates for mayor of Smyrna will face off in a debate at Whitefield Academy on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. The school is located at 1 Whitefield Drive, Mableton GA 30126 (at the intersection of Buckner and Pebblebrook roads).

According to a press release from Ann Barnett, Whitefield’s Engagement and Outreach Manager, all five mayoral candidates will be present: Alex Backry, Ryan Campbell, Laura M. Mireles, Derek Norton, and Steven Rasin.

The debate will be co-moderated by Whitefield students and Whitefield faculty member, Dr. Jeff Horner.

The debate is free to residents of the City of Smyrna, but tickets are required. You can apply for tickets at

About Whitefield Academy

According to the press release:

Located in Smyrna, Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving over 850 students in PreK through 12th grade. Whitefield’s tight-knit, family-focused community is unique, providing students a learning environment with top-notch academics, while facilitating the discovery and growth of student talents and interests. With more than 50 sports teams and an award-winning fine arts program, Whitefield students hone their skills, develop meaningful relationships with God and others, and enjoy pursuing their passions both in and out of the classroom. For more information, visit