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Leading The Land: In-depth conversations with the Cleveland mayoral candidates

In our new series known as 'Leading The Land: Mayor’s Race 2021,' we press the candidates on key issues from crime and safety to the city’s economic recovery.

Mark Naymik (WKYC), Sara Shookman, Dave "Dino" DeNatale, Ryan Haidet, Brian Crane, Susan Moses, Chris Blake

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In just a few months, the city of Cleveland will have a new mayor as voters hit the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The election will determine which of the seven candidates will take charge as Mayor Frank Jackson exits the role after serving four terms.

3News invited Cleveland’s seven mayoral candidates to step off the campaign trail to sit with Sara Shookman and Mark Naymik to talk about the issues at the center of this year’s race.

All but one candidate -- Ross DiBello -- agreed to meet with 3News at Cleveland Public Theater for a one-on-one interview.

In our new series known as “Leading The Land: Cleveland Mayor’s Race 2021,” we press the candidates on key issues from crime and safety to the city’s economic recovery. To highlight their lighter side, we also questioned them about all things Cleveland, from their favorite park to their favorite mayor.

You can watch their full unedited interviews by exploring the chapters below (each candidate is listed alphabetically by their last name). A comparison of their answers will air in a three-part series on What’s Next on Channel 3 at 11 p.m. beginning Monday.