[SEATTLE/SPOKANE]— The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund and The Spokesman-Review are pleased to announce Zoom debates for lieutenant governor and the superintendent of public instruction will take place on Monday, October 12. The superintendent of public instruction debate will livestream at 6 p.m. on the LWVWA Facebook page and on TVW. The lieutenant governor debate will livestream at 7 p.m. at these sites as well as at The Spokesman-Review: Northwest Passages-Live Events.
These two debates are the last of eight debates the League of Women Voters and The Spokesman-Review organized for the primary and general elections. Voters will find recordings of all 2020 League and Spokesman debates at LWVWA-Forums, The Spokesman-Review: Northwest Passages-Videos and TVW Archives. TVW is broadcasting these debates as well; air times are listed on the LWVWA-Forums site.
The full lineup of debates, hosted by the different local Leagues in their communities, includes:
General Election Debates
- · Secretary of State (Thurston County, 9/12)
- · State treasurer (Benton-Franklin Counties 9/17)
- · Commissioner of public lands (Spokane Area, 10/1)
- · Superintendent of public instruction (Spokane Area, 10/6)
- · Superintendent of public instruction (Tacoma-Pierce County, 10/12)
- · Lieutenant governor (Spokane Area, 10/12)
- Primary Forums
- · Lieutenant governor (Tacoma-Piercy County, 7/9)
- · Secretary of state (Spokane, 7/16)
The League encourages voters to take the time to learn about the candidates by watching them in action. League President Lunell Haught notes:
“Hearing what candidates have to say about how they plan to do the job offers a unique opportunity to see their leadership style. Officeholders in these statewide positions will lead our state for the next four years and make decisions that affect our daily lives. Who do you want to have that power? Take a look at the candidates and make your voting decision.”
Voters can find other helpful election information at both the League of Women Voters of Washington and at The Spokesman-Review: Elections sites. This information is freely available to the public.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.