FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 15, 2017

CONTACTS:     Averie Vockel | ABU Education Fund |

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Debate presented by the ABU Education Fund & the John R. Park Debate Society

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Sandy, UT –  The ABU Education Fund and the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society have announced details for their upcoming 3rd Congressional District debate in advance of the special election being held in November.

To complement the broadcasted two-candidate debate to be held by the Utah Debate Commission in Utah County, this debate will include a live audience, four candidates, and will be held in the Salt Lake County portion of the 3rd District, an area covering over 100,000 registered voters. The inclusion of four candidates will allow third-party candidates to explain their ideologies and beliefs to voters. Participants will be invited based on all available polling completed before September 23, after which formal invitations will be sent to the qualifying candidates.

What: 2017 Third Congressional District Special Election Debate

When: Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Doors open to ticket holders at 5:15 pm and all audience members are expected to be in their seats by 6:15 pm.

Where: Eastmont Middle School Auditorium, 10100 S 1300 E, Sandy, UT 84094

The John R. Park Debate Society has sole responsibility over format of the debate and all questions asked. Questions will be based on topics submitted by all participating candidates. The ABU Education Fund is responsible for communications and public relations efforts, and for organizing the logistics of the debate.

Over 800 tickets will be available to the general public for free. Those wishing to attend can register for tickets at today, Friday, Sept. 15, at Noon.

We ask the media to also visit to register for credentials and for more specific information related to the media. The website also includes information on the debate format and audience rules.


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