After more than 25 years as the representative for the 7th congressional district, Jim McDermott is retiring, opening the door for a new generation to represent one of the most liberal congressional districts in the nation. Who will it be?
Join KCTS 9 and Crosscut for a one-hour debate between candidates vying to be McDermott’s successor. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna, veteran journalist Joni Balter and Crosscut's managing editor Drew Atkins will moderate the conversation. Currently, five candidates have filed for office: State Senator Pramila Jayapal, former Burien Mayor Arun Jhaveri, King County Council chair Joe McDermott, Seattle community activist Don Rivers, and State Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw.
Where: University of Washington, Kane Hall 210
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, however we highly encourage guests to RSVP via the events Eventbrite page. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The debate will be streamed live, and will broadcast on Wednesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. on KCTS 9 television. The debate will also be available online at KCTS 9.org after the event.
You can join the conversation online by tagging @KCTS9 or @Crosscut, and/or using the hashtag #WAVote2016. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates via a form on KCTS9.org; through Facebook and Twitter; or during the event as an audience member.
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