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Channel 17/Town Meeting Television will present candidate forums for every contested primary election on the ballot in Chittenden County and statewide. All candidates listed on the ballot, or running write-in campaigns, are invited to appear on live candidate call-in forums.

Primary Election Forums air live on Comcast and Burlington Telecom cable Channels 17 and online at www.ch17.tv/live from July 11 – August 7, 2018. Unless otherwise noted, forums begin at 5:25 pm and are held at the Channel 17 Studios, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. (2nd Floor) The public and press are invited to attend all forums and viewers are encouraged ask the candidates questions — in person, by phone (802-862-3966), or by submitting a question to feedback@cctv.org (please include what town you live in and which candidate your question is for).

July 11th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Rep Chit 2: ANTHONY JORDICK, TERRY MACAIG, JIM MCCULLOUGH

July 13th, 2018

Republican Primary – Lieutenant Governor: H. BROOKE PAIGE, DON TURNER JR

July 18th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: FINNIAN BOARDMAN ABBEY, TIM ASHE, DEBBIE INGRAM

July 19th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: PHIL BARUTH, VAL CARZELLO, VIRGINIA “GINNY” LYONS

July 20th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: STEVE MAY, CHRISTOPHER A. PEARSON, MICHAEL SIROTKIN

July 23rd, 2018

Republican Primary – Representative to Congress: H. BROOKE PAIGE, ANYA TYNIO

SPECIAL EVENT: July 25th, 2018

Republican Primary – Governor: PHIL SCOTT, KEITH STERN
Hosted & broadcast live by Channel 17, moderated by VT Digger. Studio audience welcome & calls/questions encouraged.
Channel 17 Studios, 294 North Winooski Ave, 2nd Floor, Burlington
5:25 PM, Doors open at 5 PM

July 26th, 2018

AT 5:25 PM – Democratic US Senator Primary: FOLASADE ADELUOLA, BERNIE SANDERS
AT 6:00 PM – Republican US Senator Primary: ROQUE “ROCKY” DE LA FUENTE, H. BROOKE PAIGE, JASDEEP PANNU, LAWRENCE ZUPAN

SPECIAL EVENT: August 2nd, 2018

Democratic Primary – Governor: JAMES EHLERS, CHRISTINE HALLQUIST, BRENDA SIEGEL, ETHAN SONNEBORN
Hosted & broadcast live by Channel 17, moderated by VT Digger. Studio audience welcome & calls/questions encouraged.

August 7th, 2018

Democratic Primary – Representative to Congress: DAN FREILICH, BENJAMIN MITCHELL, PETER WELCH

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

Addison County

Bennington County

June 29th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at St Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington. Gubernatorial forum hosted by Rights and Democracy. More information here.

Read an article about this event at VTDigger: Four against (one): Democrats take on absent Scott in candidates’ forum

Caledonia County

Chittenden County

June 14th, 2018

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sponsor Reception – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm General Reception at Switchback Brewing Company Tap Room, 160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT. More info here.

July 6th, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Damon Hall. Gubernatorial forum on “Candidates for Governor: Equity in Vermont,” hosted by young activists and facilitated by Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman. The event is co-sponsored by UVM College Democrats and Young Progressives of Vermont. The event will be lived streamed by Bob Farnham. Childcare in the basement possible.

August 1st, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408.

August 2nd, 2018

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at 294 North Winooski Avenue, Second Floor, Burlington VT.

August 2nd, 2018

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PBS is inviting you and all Democratic candidates on the ballot for the office of Governor of Vermont to participate in a statewide broadcast debate on Thursday August 2nd, 2018. The forum begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held in our studios at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.

Essex/Orleans County

Franklin County

Lamoille County

Orange County

July 29th, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (BYO Picnic) Picnicking on the Strafford Town Green. Vi and Ned Coffin Memorial
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Strafford Townhouse Strafford, VT. Candidate Forum. Moderated by Don Hooper.

 

Rutland County

Washington County

July 9th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT in the Milne Room at the Aldrich Public Library. The forum will be moderated by Barre City Democratic Committee Chair Brandon Batham, Washington County Democratic Committee Chair Maggie Lenz, and Seven Days columnist and reporter John Walters. More info here.

Windham County

June 27th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT at the Putney Meadows Common Room, 17 Carol Brown Way, Putney. District 4 includes Dummerston, Putney, and Westminster. This is the first of three forums that are being planned in each town. We will share the other events when we have them. More info here.

Read an article about this event at VTDigger: Six Democrats seek hotly contested Washington County senate seats

July 6th, 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am at the Gibson-Aiken Center (Senior Meals) 207 Main St., Brattleboro. More info here.

Windsor County

July 6th, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT at 1 Quechee Rd, Hartland, VT 05048-9600. Meet the Democratic candidates for Governor: Equity in Vermont, hosted by young activists and facilitated by VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman. This event is co-sponsored by University of Vermont College Democrats and Young Progressives of Vermont. More info here.

July 26th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149.