Arizona PBS to host debates for federal and state offices

Arizona PBS, a community service of Arizona State University, is partnering with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to host a series of debates to help inform voters for the 2022 election cycle.

The debates, which will include candidates for federal and state, will take place between late April and late June. The debates will air on Arizona PBS and stream on the Arizona PBS website and YouTube channel. Visit the Arizona PBS Cronkite News Election 2022 website for more election 2022 coverage.

The debates allow citizens to hear directly from the candidates as they discuss the important issues at stake.

“The goal of these debates is to help educate Arizona voters on crucial issues as they prepare to cast their ballots during the upcoming election season,” said Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell. “Arizona PBS is proud to join our partners in hosting these debates as we look to serve voters and form a deeper connection with our audience.”

“Debates may be the only time for many voters to see and hear from candidates outside of 30-second commercials on television,” said Clean Elections Chairman Damien Meyer. “The unrehearsed, real-time, exchanges are insightful, and our goal is that the conversation stay focused on the issues that are top of mind among Arizona voters.”

All debates are scheduled to air at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. MST. The statewide office debates schedule will be updated with the names of invited and confirmed participants throughout the elections season. It can be viewed on the CCEC website.

Wednesday, May 4 — Congressional District 1 Democrat Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Monday, May 9 — Congressional District 4 Republican Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Wednesday, May 11 — Attorney General Republican Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Monday, May 16 — Congressional District 6 Republican Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Wednesday, May 18 — Congressional District 6 Democrat Debate
Length of debate: 30 minutes

Thursday, June 2 — Congressional District 9 Republican Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Wednesday, June 29 — Republican Gubernatorial Debate 
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Thursday, June 30 — Democratic Gubernatorial Debate
Length of debate: 60 minutes

Last updated May 19, 2022. Additional debates will be added as dates are confirmed.

About Arizona PBS
Arizona PBS is one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, with four broadcast channels and a growing array of digital platforms. A trusted community resource for 60 years, Arizona PBS fosters lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and critical educational outreach services. It is one of the country’s largest public television stations, reaching 80 percent of Arizona homes and 1.9 million households each week. Arizona PBS has been part of ASU since the station launched in 1961. Learn more at https://azpbs.org.

About the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC)
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission was established by Arizona voters to restore citizen participation and confidence in Arizona’s political system, to improve the integrity of State government and to promote freedom of speech under the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions. Visit www.azcleanelections.gov to learn more.

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