Vermont-NEA Sponsors First Post-Primary Governor's Debate
Minter, Scott to Spar in First Post-Primary Debate
Vermont-NEA is proud to sponsor the debate, which will be broadcast live on the stations of Vermont-PBS
MONTPELIER – The two major party candidates for governor will participate in the first debate of the general election on Monday in a 90-minute contest broadcast live on the stations of Vermont-PBS. The debate, sponsored by Vermont-NEA, will take place at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph.
“We are pleased to give Vermonters a chance to see Phil Scott and Sue Minter discuss the issues that are important to our state,” said Martha Allen, a K-12 librarian from Canaan who serves as Vermont-NEA’s president. “My fellow members and I are proud to sponsor this debate, and we urge all Vermonters to tune in.”
While underwritten by the state’s largest union, the debate will be independently moderated by two journalists: Peter Hirschfeld of Vermont Public Radio and Lola Duffort of the Rutland Herald. They have been given complete editorial control, and their questions will not be shared with Vermont-NEA or the campaigns in advance. Audience members will be able to submit questions as well.
The campaigns will have tickets to distribute, and the union will also offer seats to its members.
This is the second-such gubernatorial debate hosted by the union at the Chandler Music Hall in the last 10 years. Doors will open for audience members at 6 p.m. and will close at about 6:45 p.m. The debate starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Press who wish to cover the event can contact Darren Allen at Vermont-NEA.
Vermont-NEA is the state’s largest union, with members in virtually every town in Vermont. The union’s 12,000 members spend their days working with and for Vermont’s children, ensuring that they have the best schools to prepare them for happy, productive lives.
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