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Debate season’s in full swing. Here’s a guide to election 2018, on the air (VTDigger)

Here is a guide to debates and forums in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 general election.

VPR and Vermont PBS have partnered to present a series of debates ahead of the 2018 general election.

The following debates will be airing on both VPR and Vermont PBS at the dates and times listed. And if you miss a live debate, find a podcast version later in the Vermont Edition feed.

October 29th, 2018

12:00 pm U.S. Senate – Bernie Sanders (Independent) and Lawrence Zupan (Republican). Hosted by Jane Lindholm.

October 24th, 2018

7:00 pm Governor – Christine Hallquist (Democrat) and Phil Scott (Republican). Hosted by Bob Kinzel and Jane Lindholm.

October 17th, 2018

12:00 pm U.S. House of Representatives – Anya Tynio (Republican) and Peter Welch (Democrat). Hosted by Jane Lindholm.

October 10th, 2018

12:00 pm Lieutenant Governor – Don Turner Jr. (Republican) and David Zuckerman (Progressive/Democrat). Hosted by Peter Hirschfeld.

How To Submit A Question

What has been weighing on your mind as a Vermonter? What would you like to ask these candidates? Here’s your chance, because we are accepting your questions to possibly be put to the participants in the VPR – Vermont PBS Debates.

There’s a few different possibilities for sending questions our way:

Voicemail: Call 1-802-552-3425 at your convenience and leave a voicemail message with your question.
Write: Send an email to vermontedition@vpr.net with your question written out.
Record: Have the best of both worlds! Record your question in your own voice using a smartphone and then attach the file as an email to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Note: No matter which way you choose to make a submission, you’ll want to keep questions concise. We do reserve the right to edit them down for broadcast if necessary. Please also include your name and the town/city where you live in your message.

Channel 17 presents LIVE Midterm Election Candidate Forums

Political observers on both sides of the spectrum have called this year’s midterm election “the most important election in our lifetimes, if not in U.S. history.”

To help Vermont voters get familiar with local candidates, issues, and ballot items before they head to the polls on November 6th, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television will present candidate forums for contested elections in Chittenden County and statewide.

Beginning in October, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television’s Midterm Election Candidate Forums will air live on Comcast/BT cable Channel 17 and online at www.ch17.tv/live and on YouTube. Unless otherwise noted, forums begin at 5:25 p.m. 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).

2018 Midterm Election Candidate Forum Schedule
All candidates listed on the ballot, or running write-in campaigns, have been invited to appear on live candidate call-in forums. Schedule is subject to change.

Contact:
Barrie Silver
bsilver@cctv.org

Additional races TBA. Visit www.cctv.org/news/general-election-forums-schedule for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Election Results show on November 6th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv

October 29th, 2018

5:25 pm US Senator – RUSSELL BESTE, BRUCE BUSA, EDWARD GILBERT JR., REID KANE, LAWRENCE ZUPAN, BRAD J. PEACOCK, BERNIE SANDERS, JON SVITAVSKY

October 25th, 2018

5:25 pm Representative to Congress: CRIS ERICSON, LAURA S. POTTER, ANYA TYNIO, PETER WELCH

October 23rd, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-6-1: ROBERT HOOPER, CAROL ODE, KURT WRIGHT

October 22nd, 2018

5:25 pm Lieutenant Governor: MURRAY NGOIMA, DON TURNER, DAVID ZUCKERMAN

October 18th, 2018

5:25 pm Governor: TREVOR BARLOW, CRIS ERICSON, CHRISTINE HALLQUIST, CHARLES LARAMIE, STEPHEN MARX, EMILY “EM” PEYTON, PHIL SCOTT

October 17th, 2018

5:25 pm Attorney General: T.J. DONOVAN, ROSEMARIE JACKOWSKI, JANSSEN WILLHOIT
6:15 pm Secretary of State: JIM CONDOS, MARY ALICE HEBERT, H. BROOKE PAIGE
7:05 pm Auditor of Accounts: MARINA BROWN, DOUG HOFFER, RICHARD KENYON

October 15th, 2018

5:25 pm Chittenden State Senate: TIM ASHE, PHIL BARUTH, SETH COURNOYER, PAUL DAME, ALEX R. FARRELL, DEBBIE INGRAM, JOSHUA H. KNOX, VIRGINIA “GINNY” LYONS, DANA MAXFIELD, LOUIS MEYERS, CHRISTOPHER A. PEARSON, LOYAL PLOOF, MICHAEL SIROTKIN

October 12th, 2018

5:25 pm State Treasurer: BETH PEARCE, RICHARD MORTON

October 11th, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-8-1: LINDA K. MYERS, MARYBETH REDMOND, TANYA VYHOVSKY
6:15 pm State Rep CHI-8-2: JOHN R. BRENNAN, DYLAN GIAMBATISTA, LORI HOUGHTON

October 10th, 2018

6:15 pm State Rep CHI-7-3: ANN PUGH, JOHN KILLACKY, MAIDA TOWNSEND

October 9th, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-6-2: JOHANNAH LEDDY DONOVAN
5:25 pm State Rep CHI-6-5: MARY M. SULLIVAN
5:25 pm State Rep CHI-6-6: BARBARA RACHELSON

October 5th, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-4-2: BILL LIPPERT, SARAH TOSCANO
5:25 pm State Rep CHI-5-1: KATE WEBB
5:25 pm State Rep CHI-5-2: JESSICA BRUMSTED

October 4th, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-3: TREVOR SQUIRRELL, GEORGE TILL
5:25 pm State Rep CHI-4-1: MICHAEL YANTACHKA
3:00 pm State Rep CHI-6-3: JILL KROWINSKI, CURT MCCORMACK
6:30 pm State Rep CHI-6-4: BRIAN CINA, SELENE COLBURN

October 3rd, 2018

5:25 pm State Rep CHI-2: JOY LIMOGE, TERRY MACAIG, JIM MCCULLOUGH, KATHLEEN ORION

October 1st, 2018

2:45 pm State Rep CHI-7-1: MARTIN LALONDE

Donovan, Willhoit spar over EB-5 records, bail reform in attorney general debate

Read article here.

Republican challenges Progressive incumbent for Windsor-Rutland House seat

Read article here.

4 takeaways from the VPR-PBS poll

Read article here.

Watch the debate from the Rusty Nail with Marina Meerburg for her Marina4VT campaign and Rep. Heidi Scheurermann.

View it on Facebook Here.

Recapping Vt. Governor’s Debate on WCAX

Read and watch here.

Campaign Countdown: Vermont’s energy future

Read and watch here.

Scott, Hallquist debate early child care issues

Read and watch here.

Second governor’s debate highlights divergent economic visions

Read the story from VTDigger here.

Campaign Countdown: Vermont’s economic outlook

Read the article from WCAX here.

Meet the Candidates : Cris Ericson, Candidate for VT Governor (I) and US Congress – Vermont (I)

August 9th, 2018

Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Democratic Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives [Host: Bob Kinzel] Dan Freilich, Ben Mitchell and Rep. Peter Welch.

Learn more at VPR.net

August 8th, 2018

12:00 pm. (7:00 pm rebroadcast) Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates [Host: Peter Hirschfeld] James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn.

Learn more at VPR.net

August 8th, 2018

Campaign 2018: A Debate With The Democratic Candidates For Governor. Listen Here.

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.

August 3rd, 2018

Campaign 2018: A Debate With The Democratic Candidates For U.S. House. Listen Here.

August 3rd, 2018

Campaign 2018: Rocky De La Fuente Running In Multiple US Senate Primaries, Including Vt. Listen Here.

August 2nd, 2018

12:00 pm. (7:00 pm rebroadcast) Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Republican Gubernatorial Candidates [Host: Bob Kinzel] Gov. Phil Scott and Keith Stern.

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.

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.

July 30th, 2018

WCAX gubernatorial candidates’ forum. View it at WCAX.

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

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.

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 23rd, 2018

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

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.

July 20th, 2018

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

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.

July 19th, 2018

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

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.

July 18th, 2018

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

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.

July 13th, 2018

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

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.

July 11th, 2018

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

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

October 17th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol. Addison 4 and 5 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates.

October 15th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Starksboro Public Library, in the village at 2827 Route 116. The Starksboro Democratic Town committee is offering members of the public to meet and greet county candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. The reception for State Senate candidates Christopher Bray of New Haven, the incumbent, and Ruth Hardy of East Middlebury. Also present will be Mari Cordes and Caleb Elder, Democratic candidates for the Addison-4 House district, which includes Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln and Bristol.

Candidates will all be available to answer questions. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy some refreshments.

For additional information call Alan Quittner at 453-2732.

October 10th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Middlebury Union High School. Addison 1, 2, and Addison-Rutland House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates.

October 10th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Burnham Hall, 52 E River Rd, Lincoln. Addison-4 Candidates Forum. The candidates for the Addison-4 Vermont State House district (Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, and Starksboro) will be appearing at a public forum. Each candidate will have time to make brief opening and closing statements, but the majority of the time will be devoted to all four candidates answering questions from the audience. This free event is sponsored by BRIDGES of Lincoln. It will be in the main hall, with refreshments served for a more informal mixer downstairs afterward.

October 10th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave, Middlebury. Senate and Addison 1, 2 and Add-Rutland House Districts Candidates.

October 8th, 2018

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Vergennes. This is an opportunity for voters to meet the candidates running for office and help make the decision as to who to vote for in November.

All local and state candidates have been invited to attend. Coffee, cider, and Cabot Cheese with be available.

A roast pork dinner and all the fixings will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $15 with reservations; $18 at the door. For reservations call Bill Scott at 881-8836. Addison County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting will follow dinner. Candidates will have an opportunity to present a short statement before the group.

Resolutions will be adopted and sent on to the Vermont Farm Bureau, providing grassroots input into policy and law that will benefit the agriculture industry. Strong efforts from Addison County farmers and others have brought about change in agricultural policies. The Farm Bureau has an obligation to take an active role on the local, state and on the national level to unite behind a plan that will stabilize prices, improve water quality, and advance all phases of agriculture.

Membership benefits that save money on farm and agribusiness including insurance, diesel, fuel oil and propane will be represented at the meeting. A scholarship raffle with donated prizes will be held.

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Vergennes Union High School. Addison 3 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates. More info.

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

August 8th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Starksboro Library. VT Democratic House Candidate Forum. Meet the 4 Democratic candidates for VT House from Addison 4; Mari Cordes, Paul Forlenza, Caleb Elder and Rob Demic.

Bennington County

October 10th, 2018

11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Vermont Department of Health Conference Room, 324 Main Street, Bennington. Bennington County Candidates Forum, Bennington Building Bright Futures Regional Council. Contact: Robin Stromgren, rstromgren@buildingbrightfutures.org.

September 11th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at East Arlington Federated Church. Voter Forum for BEN-4. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

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

October 30th, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont 05819. The League of Women Voters of Vermont and The Caledonian Record are presenting a Candidate Forum, featuring the following candidates running for State Representative for St. Johnsbury (Caledonia-3): Rep. Scott Beck; Scott Campbell; Brendan Hughes; Jane Pompeo. Moderated by Regina Hazel. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! The Athenaeum is handicapped accessible. For more information: email lwvnek@yahoo.com or call 802-748-6313. This event will be recorded and streamed by KATV.

October 17th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at United Community Church, St. Johnsbury. Voter Forum for CAL-3. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

Chittenden County

October 29th, 2018

5:25 pm – 7:45 pm at CCTV Vermont, 294 N Winooski Ave, Ste 112A, Burlington, Vermont 05401. LIVE Forum – Candidates for U.S. Senate. Hosted by CCTV Vermont. More info here.

October 11th, 2018

5:30 pm, Double Tree at Hilton, Burlington. Conversation with the Candidates at the VtAEYC/VHSA Conference – meet the major party candidates for Vermont Governor, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children and Let’s Grow Kids. Contact: Sonja Raymond, sonja@vaeyc.org.

September 18th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at First Congregational, Essex Junction. Voter Forum for CHI 8-1. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

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.

August 1st, 2018

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

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.

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.

Essex/Orleans County

November 1st, 2018

6:30 pm at the new Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, VT. VTDigger will host a moderated forum with incumbent Progressive/Democrat Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and his Republican challenger Rep. Don Turner. More info and to register click here.

September 20th, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at United Church of Newport, 63 3rd St, Newport, Vermont 05855. Third Street Hood Chat Vol II. Hosted by Colleen Moore de Ortiz. Last month we all expressed a desire to meet monthly. Well here is the date time and location!. Same time, same place. Dinner and childcare will be provided. so save the date!!.

Franklin County

Candidate Debate – Franklin 7

September 24th, 2018

6:30 pm at St. Albans City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans. Hear Senate and House candidates for St. Albans City and Town address the upcoming issues and your questions of interest. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Presented by: St. Albans City, St. Albans Town, Franklin County Business and Professional Women, St. Albans Museum, Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northwestern Medical Center, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services and
Northwest Regional Planning Commission.

August 5th, 2018

3:00 – 5:00 in St. Albans, Rights & Democracy (RAD) and 350VT are coordinating a Vermont Gubernatorial Forum. More details here.

Lamoille County

October 30th, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at GMTCC Green Mountain Tech and Career Center, 738 VT 15 W, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655. Lamoille non-profits focused on human services and housing are hosting a candidate forum. Lamoille County Mental Health Services, Laraway Youth & Family Services, Lamoille Restorative Center, Lamoille Housing Partnership and Lamoille Family Center invite candidates and the public to a robust conversation about the well-being of our neighbors.

Together, our organizations employ 480 Vermonters, serve 6,300 people in the Lamoille Valley and provide just shy of 300 units of affordable housing. Our programs span all facets of human services, including supports for children and families, diverting people from entering the justice system, suicide prevention, behavioral and mental health, supported employment services, school-based services, supports for individuals with developmental disabilities, and directing the only truancy program of its kind in the state, among many, many other programs that enable our neighbors to live productive, self-directed lives.

For questions about this event or to RSVP, please contact Rebecca Copans at Lamoille County Mental Health Services, 802-888-5026 or Rebecca.Copans@Lamoille.org.

This event is free!

October 24th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Northern Vermont University’s Johnson Campus. Informal and relaxed by design, the 2018 Meet the Candidates Night will provide an opportunity for business and community leaders, Chamber and community members alike, to connect with and have meaningful conversations with the candidates. Candidates running for federal, state and Lamoille County offices have been invited. Each candidate in attendance will be allotted a few minutes to address the room, but no questions from the audience will be taken. This event is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Click here to RSVP.

If you are a candidate for office and have not received your invitation, please contact Jen Kittell at 802-888-7607 or send her an email at jen@lamoillechamber.com.

October 15th, 2018

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Peoples Academy, 202 Copley Ave, Morrisville, Vermont 05661. The News and Citizen will host a two-part debate the evening of Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Peoples Academy auditorium in Morristown.

• The Lamoille-Washington House district (Elmore, Morristown, Woodbury, Worcester) has two House seats, and both incumbents from Morristown, Republican Gary Nolan and Democrat David Yacovone, are running for re-election. Also running is Avram Patt, a Democrat from Worcester who held one of the House seats from 2014 to 2016. Two will be elected in November.

• For the two-seat Lamoille-2 House district (Belvidere, Hyde Park, Johnson, Wolcott), incumbent Democrats Matt Hill and Dan Noyes, both from Wolcott, face a challenge from Mike King of Johnson, an independent.

News editor Tommy Gardner and managing editor Hannah Normandeau will moderate the debate. Questions from the public will be taken in advance and at the event; send questions for the candidates to tommy@newsandcitizen.com.
More information: bit.ly/2018debates

October 11th, 2018

Stowe House incumbent, challenger delineate differences in debate. Read the full story here.

October 10th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464. Candidates Forum. Hosted by Varnum Memorial Library.The Crescendo Club Library Association is hosting an opportunity for our community to learn more about and meet our two candidates for the Vermont House seat: Zac Mayo and Lucy Rogers. The moderated event will feature the candidates providing their position statements, responding to prepared questions as well as those posed by the audience.  Neither the CCLA nor the Varnum Memorial Library are endorsing either candidate.

Orange County

October 18th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Barrett Hall in South Strafford. The event is being hosted by Two Rivers Action Coalition (TRAC). According to TRAC, nine of the 23 candidates from Orange and Windsor Counties who were invited have indicated that they will attend. They are:

• The five candidates for the two-seat Windsor-Orange-2 district: incumbent Reps. Tim Briglin and Jim Masland, both of Thetford; and their challengers, Nick Clark of Norwich, Jill Wilcox of Sharon, and John Freitag of Strafford;

• Two of the seven candidates for the three senate seats allotted to Windsor County: Incumbent Sen. Allison Clarkson of Woodstock and Mason Wade of Rochester;

• Orange County Sen. Mark Mac- Donald of Williamstown; and

• Carl Demrow of Corinth, who is seeking one of the two seats in the Orange-1 district.

According to TRAC, the goal of next Thursday’s forum is to “find out how candidates stand on climate action.”

Candidates were advised, via the invitation they received, that the event will “more specifically” give candidates a chance to share their positions for meeting Vermont’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, as outlined in Title 10.

The 2011 law stated that Vermont should aim to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions “in order to make an appropriate contribution to achieving the regional goals of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from the 1990 baseline by 50% by 2028; and 75% by 2050.”

September 27th, 2018

7:00 pm at the Brookfield Old Town Hall. Who will you vote for and why? The Herald of Randolph and the Brookfield Community Partnership invite all to a “Cookies and Candidates” forum.

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

September 14th, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am at Tunbridge World’s Fair 1 Fairgrounds Ln, Tunbridge, Vermont 05077. Gov Phil Scott and his challenger, Christine Hallquist. Hosted by WDEV. Details here.

Video here.

September 13th, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am at Tunbridge World’s Fair 1 Fairgrounds Ln, Tunbridge, Vermont 05077. This year, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and his challenger, Rep. Don Turner, will be facing off. Hosted by WDEV. Details here.

Video here.

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

October 15th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, 155 VT Route 133, Pawlet, Vermont 05761. Rep. Robin Chestnut-Tangerman will hold a public forum at the Pawlet Firehouse at 7pm on Monday Oct. 15th. This event is an open forum for voters to discuss the issues directly and openly with their Representative. Please spread the word to all voters, and come if you can! Your questions or topics you’d like to see addressed can be sent to robinforrep@gmail.com by October 14 to help structure the event and questions from the floor are welcome. The other candidate is invited this event and has thus far declined to participate.

October 10th, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre 30 Center Street Rutland, VT 05701. Moderated by VTDigger, the Republican candidate Phil Scott and Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist will offer their views based upon VTDigger reader questions. RSVP here.

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Rutland Free Library 10 Court St, Rutland , Vermont 05701.Join us to meet the candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Hosted by The Rutland Area NAACP.

Washington County

October, Date/Time/Location TBD

Washington County Candidates Forum,Central Vermont Building Bright Futures Regional Council; Contact: Steve Ames, sames@buildingbrightfutures.org.

October 27th, 2018

1:30 pm at the Capital Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Montpelier. VTDigger will host a moderated forum with incumbent Democrat TJ Donovan and his Republican challenger Janssen Willhoi. VTDigger will host a moderated forum with incumbent Democrat TJ Donovan and his Republican challenger Janssen Willhoit on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 1:30 at the Capital Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Montpelier.

The public is invited to attend in person or view the event livestream. Moderated by VTDigger, both candidates will offer their answers to VTDigger reader questions. We encourage you to submit your questions for the candidates using the form below. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

October 6th, 2018

5:45 pm at Capital City Grange, 6612 VT. Route 12, Montpelier. 249-7454. Meet the candidates for Berlin and Northfield. Meet and greet followed by a chance to dine with the candidates at the potluck. People can also register to vote at the event.

September 27th, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at American Legion Hall, 320 N Main St. The four candidates from Barre City for the VT House. Details here.

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions. Read about it here.

September 12th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Barre. Voter Forum for WAS-3. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

August 7th, 2018

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre. Gubernatorial candidates’ forum hosted by the Vermont chapter of the Sierra Club. More information here.

August 4th, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Church of The Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St, Barre. Gubernatorial candidates’ forum coordinated by Rights & Democracy. Contact: emma@radvt.org, (802) 793-8851

Read an article about the forum from the Times Argus: Democratic candidates dig into a range of social issues Saturday

Read an article about the forum from VTDigger: Democratic candidates lambast Scott’s record on the environment

July 30th, 2018

6:30 pm at Lamoille Union High School (Auditorium) 736 Vt 15 W Door # 11, Hyde Park, VT 05655. The News and Citizen / The Stowe Reporter is hosting a debate between the three candidates for Lamoille County State’s Attorney. Incumbent Paul Finnerty (D) of Burlington faces challenger Todd Shove (D) of Elmore in the August 14 primary. The winner will face Betsy Anderson (R) of Stowe, who is running unopposed, in the November 6 general election. Please join your friends and neighbors tonight to learn more about the position, the candidates and their vision for justice in Lamoille 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

December Date/Time/Location TBD

Windham County Legislative Forum, Southeast Vermont Building Bright Futures Regional Council. Contact: Dora Levinson, dlevinson@buildingbrightfutures.org.

October 23rd, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Guilford Central School Cafeteria, School House Road, Guilford. Guilford Meet the Candidates Forum. Sponsored by Broad Brook Grange #151.

Event contact: Barbara Haumann, bfhaumann@myfairpoint.net

October 16th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon. Vernon Meet the Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the Vernon Democratic and Republican Committees

Event contact: Tim Arsenault, tjarsenault59@gmail.com

October 10th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Doors open at 6:15. Windham County Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Health Care & Human Rights All Windham County legislative candidates have been invited & 10 have confirmed. Opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about issues of concern to you. Light refreshments. Handicap accessible.the Centre Congregational Church parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro.

September 22nd, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Brooks Memorial Library 224 Main St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301. Windham County NAACP will be hosting a Governor and Lt. Governor candidate forum. We are pleased to announce 5 candidates will be in attendance, as well as a prepared remark from David Zuckerman, the current Lt. Governor.

Christine Hallquist, Democrat candidate for Governor
Emily Peyton, Liberty Union candidate for Governor
Stephen Marx, Earth Rights candidate for Governor
Trevor Barlow, Independent candidate for Governor
Murray Ngoima, Liberty Union candidate for Lt. Governor

July 6th, 2018

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

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

Windsor County

October 25th, 2018

7:00 pm FOLA (Ludlow Auditorium) will sponsor a Windsor County Senate and RW2 Candidates Forum in Ludlow. For info: info@fola.us and (802) 228-7239.

October 23rd, 2018

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard St, Springfield, Vermont 05156. Senator Alison Clarkson, Senator Dick McCormack and Senator Alice Nitka will participate in a Meet and Greet at 5PM followed by a candidate forum. Another opportunity for you to come, ask questions and learn where candidates for the Vermont Legislature stand on issues important to you.

October 22nd, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at White River Valley High School. A debate between Republican David Ainsworth of Royalton and Democrat John O’Brien of Tunbridge.The debate will be facilitated by the National Honor Society (NHS) and WRVHS Student Council. The teacher advisor for NHS is history and foreign language educator Sam Griffin and the Student Council advisor is foreign language educator Caroline Smith.

Tim Calabro of The Herald is helping coach the students and teachers, who are facilitating the event, in cooperation with Community Learning Educator, Mary Waterman.

Refreshments and baked goods will be provided.

October 21st, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Bethal Town Hall. Candidate debate for the Lt. Governor. Open to all first responders, volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and law enforcement. Please plan to attend to ask questions about issues you might have pertaining to you as first responders. Please wear your uniform to show respect.

October 9th, 2018

7:00 pm at Rochester Town Library. Rochester House Candidates Forum. Submit Questions here.

September 19th, 2018

7:00 pm at the Bridgewater Grange, Route 100A. Meet and hear your candidates speak and answer your questions.

August 2nd, 2018

6:15 – 8:30 pm. Vermont State’s Attorney Candidate Forum. The Chase Center, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea St., South Royalton, VT 05068. For more information click here.

July 26th, 2018

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

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.