The watch crowd at Monaco spilled over into a second theater.
Joan Smith, with the Committee of 100 said, "I was really impressed with the representation of the community."
Many talked about a community focused on the future and working together.
Jim Bolte of Toyota said, "After our Toyota engine plant has expanded four times in the last 10 years, a lot of that was because of the good coopreration we've had between the city of Huntsville, Madison, Madison County, So in looking for a leader that's gonna work well together."
Current Madison Mayor Paul Finley watched the debate with the community at Monaco. "There is a part of me that missed this only because I feel like I know the answers more than I did four years ago."