Krasner, Grossman face off in D.A. candidates debate

CCRA debate between Democratic nominee Larry Krasner and Republican nominee Beth Grossman, with questions from Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Inquirer

BY SAMARIA BAILEY – THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE

The Center City Residents Association (CCRA) hosted a district attorney’s debate at the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel synagogue on Tuesday evening.

Democratic candidate Larry Krasner and Republican candidate Beth Grossman answered an hour’s worth of questions on a range of issues from death penalty stances to enhancing diversionary programs. 

“The ideal is that the right candidate wins ... that the office of the district attorney gets to the point where there is a little bit more trust and that there's the right philosophies. They set the tone for all the social concerns for the city and the way that goes is really a heavy responsibility,” said Harvey C. Sacks, CCRA Vice President for Government Relations.

See debate summary and Tribune video at phillytrib.com