WA-8th Debate at CWU

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Central Washington University

McConnell Hall

Ellensburg, WA 98926

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WA-8th Debate with Dino Rossi (R) and Kim Schrier (D)

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • McConnell Hall, Central Washington University
  • FREE

Join us for a free and public debate for Washington's 8th Congressional District with Dino Rossi (R) and Kim Schrier (D). WA-8th includes the eastern portions of King and Pierce counties and crosses the Cascade mountains to include Chelan and Kittitas counties. This debate will be moderated by Natalie Brand (KING 5) and Ross Reynolds (KUOW).

  • Enrich your debate watching experience with the 2018 Engagement Toolkit organized by the Washington State Debate Coalition.
  • In order to make sure we have diverse questions that cover multiple topics, we are asking residents to submit their questions in advance for selection. Submitted questions will be reviewed, selected and edited for brevity. Submit a question.


What time should I arrive for the debate? Doors for the debate open at 6 p.m. and promptly close at 6:50 p.m. Please note, seating is first come first serve.

What can I bring to the debate? Literature and signage, including campaign/political apparel, is not allowed inside the debate venue.

Do I need to print out a ticket? No. Guests will be checked-in at the entrance to the auditorium.

Can I watch the debate somewhere else? Yes, the debate will be available to watch live on TV or online. More info at

Debate Hosted By

Associated Students of Central Washington University | Cle Elum-Roslyn School District | Daily Record | Easton School District | Ellensburg School District | Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce | Kittitas School District | Thorp School District

About the Washington State Debate Coalition

The Washington State Debate Coalition was founded by Seattle CityClub in 2016 to enhance Washingtonians’ access to those who hold and seek our state’s highest elected offices. With 1,800 debate attendees and over 1 million viewers on TV/online in its inaugural year, the Coalition created a solution that tapped into a strong public desire across the state for direct access to candidates.

About Seattle CityClub

Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations to inform and engage residents and community leaders

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Supporting Sponsors

The Boeing Company | Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund | Washington REALTORS

Contributing Sponsor

Puget Sound Energy

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Washington State Tree Fruit Association

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