Arizona PBS to host Corporation Commission debate Sept. 20

PHOENIX – (Sept. 18, 2018)

WHAT:  Arizona PBS’s Emmy Award-winning news and public affairs program, “Arizona Horizon” will host an hourlong Clean Elections debate featuring four candidates vying for two Corporation Commissioner seats. Candidates will debate issues related to energy and energy consumption, Arizona businesses, public utilities and more.

WHO: Arizona PBS will showcase four of the candidates competing in the Nov. 6 Arizona general election:

  • Sandra Kennedy – former corporation commissioner, state congresswoman and state senator (Democrat)
  • Kiana Sears – former utilities consultant for the Arizona Corporation Commissioner’s office  (Democrat)
  • Rodney Glassman – a former attorney (Republican)
  • Justin Olson – a Mesa tax analyst and three-term legislator (Republican)

“Arizona Horizon” host Ted Simons will moderate the debate.

WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. (candidates arrive at approximately 4:30 p.m.), live on “Arizona Horizon”

WHERE:  Arizona PBS studios, 555 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Studio A, sixth floor (light rail accessible from Van Buren Street stop).

A media room will be set aside where credentialed members of the media can view the debate. Photo opportunities, as well as audio and video feeds for media, will 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 (8.3) – or the following day on our website www.azpbs.org/horizon or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/azpbs.

All Arizona PBS 2018 debates are available here.

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