Utah's Only Lt. Gov. Debate to Discuss Education, Economy, Voter Turnout
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Utah’s only debate between Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and democratic challenger Vince Rampton will be held on Utah State University’s Logan campus Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. Agreed upon themes for the discussion include higher education and the Prosperity 2020 initiative, voter participation in Utah, Utah’s job growth prospects and environment and air quality.
In preparation for the debate, Utah Public Radio, the USU Institute of Government and Politics and USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences — the debate’s three sponsors — will solicit questions from the public until Friday, Oct. 26, through the UPR website (upr.org).
The format for the debate includes a two-minute introduction from each of the candidates in which they describe themselves and their perception of the role of the lieutenant governor, a traditional 90-second response, 30-second rebuttal format and 90-second closing statements from the candidates.
Moderators for the event include UPR News Director Kerry Bringhurst, USU Political Science associate professor Michael Lyons and Utah Student Regent Erik Mikkelsen.
The event will be broadcast live on Utah Public Radio, shown at USU’s distance education centers throughout the state and video-streamed online.
Contact: Rob Jepson, USU Institute of Government and Politics, (435) 797-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org