October 19th gubernatorial debate from Auburn

Auburn to host gubernatorial debate on Oct. 19th

Monday, October 18, 2010 10:17 AM EST

AUBURN, AL – A gubernatorial candidate debate hosted by Auburn University on Tuesday, Oct. 19 is the second of two debates sponsored by the student government associations of Auburn University and the University of Alabama and the League of Women Voters.

The debate between Dr. Robert Bentley and Commissioner Ron Sparks will be from 7-8 p.m. in the Auburn Student Center Ballroom. Andrea Lindenberg, a news anchor at WVTM in Birmingham, will serve as moderator.

The debate will be broadcast live on Alabama Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, al.com and WEGL. Tickets will be available to Auburn University students, faculty and staff at no charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will not be available at the door.

The League of Women Voters will solicit questions to be asked during the debate. To submit a question, go to the Auburn University SGA debate website at http://auburn.edu/sga/debate.

“The Student Government Association has been working diligently on this debate for close to a year,” said Kurt Sasser, president of Auburn’s Student Government Association. “We look forward to Dr. Bentley and Commissioner Sparks debating the issues that the state of Alabama will be dealing with over the next four years.”

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and does not support or oppose political candidates or political parties.

For more news about Auburn University, visit http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/. In-depth reporting, including multimedia features and downloadable photographs for media use, can be found at http://www.ocm.auburn.edu/newsmakers/.

Auburn University has provided instruction, research and outreach to benefit the state and nation for more than 155 years, and is among a distinctive group of universities designated as Land, Sea, and Space Grant institutions.

Auburn makes a nearly $5 billion economic contribution to the state each year, has more than 250,000 graduates and provides 140 degree programs to more than 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

Source: Auburn University

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