Arizona PBS to host District 5 Congressional Debate

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WHAT: Arizona PBS’ Emmy award-winning public affairs program “Arizona Horizon” will host a debate featuring candidates running for the seat in the 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is being vacated by retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon.

WHO: Arizona PBS will showcase the four Republican candidates competing to represent their party in the November general election for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District:

 • Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs  • Former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones  • Arizona State Rep. Justin Olson  • Former Maricopa County supervisor Don Stapley

Olson, Jones and Stapley are confirmed to attend the debate, and confirmation is pending from Biggs. The award-winning host of “Arizona Horizon,” Ted Simons, will moderate the debate.

WHERE: Arizona PBS Studios, 555 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Studio B, sixth floor
(Light rail accessible from Van Buren stop).

WHEN: Wednesday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m., live on “Arizona Horizon”

A media room will be set aside where credentialed members of the media can view the debate, and photo opportunities will be available. Audio and video feeds for media will also be made available. Candidates may make themselves available for interviews following the debate. The public can watch the debate live on “Arizona Horizon” on Arizona PBS at 5:30 p.m., with encore presentations at 10 p.m., and at 7 p.m. on Arizona PBS World Channel – or the following day on our website or our YouTube channel

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
[email protected]
(602) 496-0579
(602) 478-3867 (cell)

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