UWM hosts lieutenant governor candidate debates

UWM hosted debates this week among Democratic and Republican candidates vying to be each party’s pick for lieutenant governor.

The debates, held July 20 and 21 at the Mainstage Theatre, featured two Democratic and eight Republican candidates ahead of the Aug. 9 primary election. The general election is Nov. 8.

UWM hosts lieutenant governor debates

“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,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone said.

The debates, offered by a partnership of Michael Best Strategies, Spectrum News 1, UWM and WisPolitics.com, were aired statewide on Spectrum News 1.

Squaring off on Wednesday were Democratic candidates Peng Her and Wisconsin Rep. Sara Rodriguez; on Thursday were Republican candidates David King, Will Martin, Sen. Roger Roth, Sen. Patrick Testin, Lancaster Mayor David Varnam, Cindy Werner and Jonathan Wichmann.

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