Democracy Unfurls With Live Election Forums
September 26, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: morourke [at] cctv [dot] org 862-3966 x16
Democracy Unfurls on Channel 17 Election Forums: General Election Candidate Forums on Channel 17/Town Meeting TV from October 4 - October 27, 2016
The general election is in less than 60 days. Vermont and the nation will see major transitions in leadership. In an effort to increase civic participation, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television presents an extensive set of local election candidate forums for nearly every political office on the ballot in Chittenden County.
One of the most direct ways to find out what these candidates think and plan to do, is to tune into Channel 17 on TV or online at www.CCTV.org/live_events starting October 4th.
Channel 17/Town Meeting Television invites all candidates listed on the ballot, or running write-in campaigns, to appear on live candidate, call-in forums between October 4th and October 27th. These forums air live on Comcast and Burlington Telecom cable channels 17 and 317, and online at www.CCTV.org/live_events. Forums are held at the Channel 17 Studios, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT, unless otherwise noted. The public and press are invited to attend all forums and viewers are encouraged to call in to 802-862-3966 to ask the candidates questions.
Be a good citizen. Tune in, call in, and vote!
Channel 17/Town Meeting Television hosts election forums for statewide and local seats in the Channel 17 viewing area. The full schedule is listed below and subject to change. Check www.CH17.TV for up-to-date schedule information.
Special this year: DEBATE SUNDAY
On October 23, 2016, in collaboration with The Vermont Press Association, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, will live stream a series of public debates for the offices of Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor from the McCarthy Arts Center at St Michael's College. The public is encouraged to attend or tune in.
SCHEDULE OF CANDIDATE FORUMS
9/29/2016 3:00 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-5 (2 seats) JOHANNAH LEDDY DONOVAN * (not live)
10/4/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden-2 (2 seats) DOUG AITKEN, JOY LIMOGE, TERRY MACAIG *, JIM MCCULLOUGH *, DAVID MORRIS
10/5/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden-6-1 (2 seats) JOANNA COLE *, MIKE MCGARGHAN, CAROL ODE, KURT WRIGHT *
10/5/2016 6:30 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-2 (1 seat) JEAN O'SULLIVAN *
10/6/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-3 (2 seats) JILL KROWINSKI *, CURT MCCORMACK *
10/6/2016 6:30 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-4 (2 seats) BRIAN CINA, SELENE COLBURN
10/7/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-6 (1 seat) BARBARA RACHELSON *
10/10/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-7 (2 seats) CLEMENT "CLEM" BISSONNETTE *, DIANA GONZALEZ *, ROBERT MILLAR
10/11/2016 5:45 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 8-1 (2 seats) V. CHASE, BETSY DUNN, LINDA K. MYERS *
10/11/2016 6:15 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 8-2 (2 seats) PAUL DAME, DYLAN GIAMBATISTA, LORI HOUGHTON, R. MICHAEL PLAGEMAN
10/11/2016 7:15 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 8-3 (2 seats) ROBERT L. BANCROFT *, 8-3 JOHN C. CHURCHMAN
10/12/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 7-1 (1 seat) MARTIN LALONDE *
10/12/2016 6:30 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 7-2 (1 seat) SAM HANDY, ANN PUGH *
10/12/2016 5:45 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 7-3 (1 seat) HELEN HEAD *
10/12/2016 6:10 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 7-4 (1 seat) MAIDA F. TOWNSEND *
10/7/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 6-5 (2 seats) MARY M. SULLIVAN *
10/14/2016 6:15 p.m. AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS (1 seat) MARINA BROWN CHARLESTON, DAN FELICIANO, DOUG HOFFER
10/14/2016 5:25 p.m. SECRETARY OF STATE (1 seat) JIM CONDOS, MARY ALICE "MAL" HERBERT
10/17/2016 5:25 p.m. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS (1 seat) ERICA CLAWSON, PETER WELCH
10/18/2016 5:25 p.m. US SENATOR (1 seat) PETE DIAMONDSTONE, CRIS ERICSON, PATRICK LEAHY, SCOTT MILNE, JERRY TRUDELL
DEBATE SUNDAY - 10/23/2016
In collaboration with The Vermont Press Association
Events to be held at The McArthur Arts' Center, St. Michael's College
Free and Open to the Public
10/23/2016 1:00 p.m. ATTORNEY GENERAL (1 seat) DEBORAH "DEB" BUCKNAM WALDEN, T.J. DONOVAN, ROSEMARIE JACKOWSKI
10/23/2016 3:00 p.m. GOVERNOR (1 seat) SUE MINTER, PHIL SCOTT, BILL "SPACEMAN" LEE
10/23/2016 5:00 p.m. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (1 seat) RANDY BROCK, BOOTS WARDINSKI, DAVID ZUCKERMAN
STATE SENATE FORUMS in GROUPS
10/24/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Senator (Group 1) TIM ASHE, PHIL BARUTH, JOHN C. GIFFORD, DEBBIE INGRAM
10/25/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Senator (Group 2) TOM LICATA, VIRGINIA "GINNY" LYONS, CHRISTOPHER A. PEARSON, MICHAEL SIROTKIN
10/26/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 9-1 (2 seats) JIM CONDON *, PATRICK LIEBRECHT, JOEY PURVIS *, CURT TAYLOR
10/27/2016 5:25 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 9-2 (2 seats) PAT BRENNAN *, MAUREEN P. DAKIN *
10/27/2016 6:15 p.m. For State Representative - Chittenden 10 (2 seats) RONALD HUBERT, DONALD H. TURNER JR
Watch LIVE online or on TV. All forums will be recorded and rerun online and on TV.
Channel 17/Town Meeting TV provides government access and public affairs programming to the Comcast cable subscribers of Colchester, South Burlington, Burlington, Essex Town, Essex Junction, Winooski, Williston and St. George as well as to the subscribers of Burlington Telecom cable. Channel 17’s mission is to make government more accessible and accountable to Chittenden County residents and to provide citizens with a direct link to public policy makers.