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Register candidate debates begin next week

Anonymous • Oct 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM

The Register news team will be developing a series of questions for each debate, but readers also are encouraged to post their suggested questions in the comment section below this blog entry for possible inclusion. Readers are encouraged to click on at sanduskyregister.com while the debates are live and ask their own questions of the candidates.

Each debate will be shown at sanduskyregister.com live while it happens and be made available later for demand viewing at the news website.

The debates will be an hour-long Q&A timed format unless otherwise noted and will include questions from the audience in the interactive chatroom.

Debate schedule

Tonight: 7 p.m. from Room 300 at Sandusky High School with the school district’s levy campaign committee.

Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.: Erie County Juvenile Judge Robert DeLamatre and challenger Beverly Newell.

Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.: Incumbent Democratic Erie County commissioner Pat Shenigo vs. Republican opponent Jude Hammond.

Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.: Incumbent Democratic Erie County commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. vs. independent challengers Dick Brady and Brad Hartung and Republican challenger Steve Kraus, for this 90-minute debate.

Also, mark your calendars and be sure to look for the Register’s Presidential debate watch Oct. 16 at BGSU Firelands College and coverage of the last presidential debate Oct. 22.

Incumbent Democratic Erie County treasurer JoDee Fantozz declined the Register’s invitation to debate her opponent, Republican Jeff Krabill. Krabill is scheduled to appear on a special “Between the Lines” program at 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

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