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State legislative debate, Sept. 15, at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

[Source: Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic] — [Central Phoenix residents] have a chance to learn more about legislative candidates during a debate aimed at giving them a better idea of whom to vote for in the Nov. 4 general election.  Arizona State University is teaming with the Citizens Clean Election Commission to sponsor several debates in state legislative districts near ASU campuses.  For voters in District 16, the debate will be held on September 15, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Mercado at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, 502 E. Monroe St., Room C-145.

Invited to participate are state Senate candidates Daniel Veres (Republican) and Leah Landrum (Democrat), as well as state House candidates Cloves Campbell Jr. (Democrat), Ben Miranda (Democrat), Ronald Harders (Republican), and Ray Williams (Republican).  For more information, click here or call Van Ornelas at 480-965-0100.

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Arizona Corporation Commission candidate debate set for Sept. 15

The primary election for Arizona Corporation Commission is over, and congratulations to the following candidates — Sam George (D), Sandra Kennedy (D), Marian McClure (R), Paul Newman (D), Bob Stump (R), and Barry Wong (R) — who move onto the general election in November.  A candidate debate has been set for September 15, 2008 at Rio Salado College in Tempe.  Registration Noon to 1 p.m.; debate 1-3 p.m.; and reception 3-4 p.m.  The debates will cover issues important to you and Arizona’s future:

  • Water quality and the cost of electric and natural gas
  • High speed Internet to rural communities
  • Solar, nuclear, and other alternative energy sources
  • Arizona’s investment in utility infrastructure

Logon to our webcasts, tune in to your local Cable TV, or engage in person at Rio Salado College in Tempe to learn more about the powerful ACC (often described as a Fourth Branch of Government) and to see the candidates debate these and other issues that will have an enormous impact on you, Arizona’s future, and the finances, safety and quality of life of all citizens, businesses, and organizations in Arizona.  You can propose questions and discuss issues online by clicking here.

These nonpartisan debates, sponsored by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, are presented by the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council and moderated by Mark Goldstein of International Research Center in cooperation with other business and community organizations.  For more information, contact Steve Peters, ATIC ACC Debate Coordinator at 520-321-1309 or e-mail.