WHEN: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Creek council chambers, 8040 South 6th St.
In one of the nation’s targeted congressional races, Democrat Randy Bryce and Republican Bryan Steil will face off in a debate to be held Friday evening, October 19 at the Oak Creek City Hall.
The debate is being held in the northeastern corner of the 1st Congressional District, where both candidates are vying for the support of independent voters and to win the seat held by retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan. A large voter turnout is expected on November 6, due in part to a $61 million Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District facilities referendum.
The debate will be broadcast live at wiseye.org and jsonline.com.
Veteran journalists Steve Walters (WisconsinEye senior producer) and Mary Spicuzza (JS Online political reporter) will question the candidates on a variety of topics. Start time is 7:30 p.m. in the Oak Creek council chambers, 8040 South 6th Street, off West Drexel Avenue a few blocks east of I-94.
The event is open to the public and seating is available on a first-come basis. Written questions from the audience will be introduced into the debate program.
Key topics include: education & workforce development, health care, gun violence & 2nd amendment rights, federal debt/deficit, immigration, social security, veterans & the military.
The debate is part of Campaign 2018, a joint education effort of WisconsinEye, JS Online and the USA Today Network of Wisconsin with funding support provided by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Counties Association, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Wisconsin Realtors Association, and AARP Wisconsin.
Special thanks to Oak Creek mayor Daniel Bukiewicz and City Clerk Catherine Roeske for their support.