Oct. 26 debate: Brown/Waniewski, Lopez/Kaczala, Contrada/SarantouWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo Free Press and the Toledo Chapter of the League of Women Voters are presenting “The Art of Politics” at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery. This open-to-the-public evening will feature three debate pairings, moderated by FOX Toledo anchor Laura Emerson and live blogged by Lisa Renee Ward at the Glass City Jungle, FOX Toledo and Toledo Free Press websites.
The candidates will answer questions from panelists Michael S. Miller, Toledo Free Press editor in chief, Brandi Barhite, Toledo Free Press associate editor and London Mitchell, Cumulus Radio news director.
Here is the line-up of debates:
- Edna Brown (D) and Tom Waniewski (R): Brown, the District 48 representative to the Ohio House, is in her fifth term in the House and is looking to move to the District 11 Senate seat. Waniewski, a Toledo City Councilman, is her opponent.
- Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (D) will debate challenger Gina Marie Kaczala (R).
- The Lucas County Commissioner candidates, Sylvania Twp. Trustee Carol Contrada (D) and current Toledo City Councilman George Sarantou (R), will address several critical issues in their debate.
Free tickets to the “Art of Politics” debate night will be available Oct. 15 through each campaign, the Toledo Free Press office at 605 Monroe Street and the information desk at the Toledo Museum of Art.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for voters to see these candidates in action just one week before election day,” Miller said. “We have lined up one of the region’s most prestigious venues and look forward to a ‘masterpiece’ of an event.”
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