Inslee, Culp gubernatorial debate set for Oct. 7 broadcast

Inslee, Culp gubernatorial debate set for Oct. 7 broadcast

Nov. 3 ballot

A gubernatorial debate between Gov. Jay Inslee and Republic Police Chief Loren Culp will be broadcast live on local channels from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The Washington State Debate Coalition (WSDC) announced the debate in a Sept. 15 media release. Candidates for lieutenant governor, State Sen. Marko Liias and U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10), will debate from 8 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.

The debate between the Democrat Inslee and Republican Culp will be broadcast live immediately following the vice-presidential debate. The Liias and Heck debate will air immediately following that evening’s presidential debates. Liias and Heck are each Democrats.

“With the litany of challenges our society faces, particularly systemic racism and the incredible disruptions due COVID-19, providing voters access to the plans, policies and qualifications of those who seek to govern has never been a more critical public service,” said Laura Lockard, chairperson of the WSDC. “We are proud to partner with media organizations throughout the state to schedule, promote and broadcast the statewide public debates to engage and inform Washington voters.”

“KCTS 9 and Crosscut are proud to be a part of the Washington State Debate Coalition, and we’re proud to do our part to support an informed electorate participating fully in our state’s democratic processes,” said Victor Hernandez, executive editor of Cascade Public Media. “Especially in such difficult times, providing access to the public to make informed electoral decisions is, to us, a civic responsibility, and we thank all our statewide candidates for their willingness to serve and be counted publicly.”

The WSDC and its partners are committed to the safety and security of all candidates, staff and volunteers involved in the upcoming debates while our state continues fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, debates will be held at the broadcast facilities of TVW in Olympia, where all public health strictures and guidelines for social gatherings and face coverings will be followed.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Northwest

Between Saturday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, every air quality monitor in Washington state recorded levels of particulate pollution above the federal 24-hour standard. (Source: Department of Ecology)
Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse

Health experts are urging Washingtonians to prepare for more of what they… Continue reading

Screenshot from Google Images
Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

File photo
King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)
Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags
King County libraries move to Phase 4 this month

Libraries across King County will advance to Phase 4 on June 30,… Continue reading

t
King County Council approves facial recognition technology ban

Software ban applies to King County Sheriff’s Office

t
PSE’s electric customer rates increasing slightly

The new rates will go into effect July 1

Most Read