Wisconsin lieutenant governor primary debates to be held at UWM

UW-Milwaukee in July will host the only statewide televised primary debates featuring the Democratic and Republican candidates for lieutenant governor.

The Democratic debate will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Mainstage Theatre and will air live on Spectrum News 1.

The Republican debate will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Mainstage Theatre and also will air live on Spectrum News 1.

Both debates will be moderated by Spectrum News 1 anchor Jason Fechner, along with anchors Pete Zervakis and Sachelle Reed, and JR Ross, editor of WisPolitics, as panelists.

A limited number of tickets are available for students, faculty and staff on a first come, first served basis. Those interested in a ticket may email Keri Duce at klduce@uwm.edu.

“Open dialogue and debate are the tenets of critical thinking and informed decision-making. UWM is delighted to be a partner in hosting this statewide public policy forum,” said UWM Chancellor Mark Mone.

Each campaign and sponsor organization will be offered a limited number of seats for the debate, and a small number of seats will be available to the public. Ticket availability and press logistics will be circulated closer to the debates.

The debates are presented as a partnership among Michael Best Strategies, Spectrum News 1, UW-Milwaukee and WisPolitics, designed to provide voters with a closer look at the candidates for the No. 2 spot in the executive branch of state government.

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