CONTACT: Lynn Wilk, 414-229-6917,
MILWAUKEE _ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host tomorrow’s debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers.

The Friday, Oct. 26, debate will begin at 6 p.m. at the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. It will air live on WUWM-FM and WTMJ-TV and will be simulcast on WGBA-TV (Green Bay).

WUWM’s Mitch Teich, executive producer of Lake Effect, along with Today’s TMJ4 news anchors Charles Benson and Shannon Sims, will moderate the debate.

Additional media partners include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network.

The debate is a ticketed event and not open to the general public. Tickets are being distributed through the candidates’ campaigns and the event sponsors.

Members of the public can submit questions for the candidate by texting “DEBATE” and their questions to 414-269-6404.

Journalists will be able to view the debate on campus. Please contact Lynn Wilk via email at to receive media credentials. Limited space is available, and media access will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. Journalists can check in and pick up their credentials starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Zelazo Center. They should enter though the south doors of the building off the parking lot where they will find the media check-in table.

No video cameras will be allowed into the event, but there will be a brief opportunity prior to the start of the debate for still photographs. The candidates have been invited to speak to reporters in the spin room following the debate.

There will be no onsite video or audio distribution. Media outlets can record the signal from Today’s TMJ4/WTMJ-TV or the livestream from or Any use of the video must include onscreen notice that the video is courtesy of Today’s TMJ4/WTMJ-TV.

Parking for media and the public is available in the UWM Student Union parking structure at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

About UWM
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.
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