Watch McAllen city and school district candidates tackle the issues in The Monitor debates

Beginning from top-left, McAllen ISD candidates Marco Suarez, Juan Cano, Conrado "Ito" Alvarado and Lynse Guerra are seen; from center-left, Tony Forina, Gina Karam-Millin, Daniel Vela and Don Delaney are shown. City of McAllen hopefuls seen, from bottom-left, are Joe Califa, Tania Ramirez, John Ingram, Victor "Seby" Haddad and Mark Murray.

The Monitor hosted six separate debates sponsored by IBC Bank via livestream on its website,

The debates featured candidates for the two contested McAllen City Commission races and the four contested McAllen ISD places. The candidates made their case about why they’re best suited for elected office.

Topics for city candidates included recent immigration news, business and retail growth, infrastructure concerns, and any local political matters that have recently dominated headlines.

School board hopefuls tackled topics such as curriculum, increasing enrollment, facility needs, testing standards and teacher pay.

Click here to watch the debates.