Watch as we talk to York City mayoral candidate Shareef Hameed

Staff report

The York Dispatch's editorial board will meet this week with York City Mayor Michael Helfrich and challenger Shareef Hameed.

The discussions will be livestreamed at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Hameed and 4 p.m. Thursday with Helfrich on the Dispatch's Facebook page. If you can't tune in live, the video will be archived so you can watch later.

Hameed, running as an independent, is a political newcomer and local activist. Helfrich, a Democrat, began his first term as the city's mayor in 2018.

If you have questions for either candidate, send them to Matthew Enright at

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Incumbent York City Mayor Michael Helfrich and challenger Shareef Hameed, who's running as an independent, will face off at an NAACP candidate forum Thursday night at the Appell Center in downtown York.