Hometown Debates

The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host a “Hometown Debate” at the Clayton Center on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 PM. This event is free to the public.

Continuing its popular “Hometown Debate” series it began in 2016, IOPL is hosting four nights of debates in late September and early October, addressing four of the six proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

The debate in Clayton will focus on the proposed amendment of increasing legislative control over appointments to the bipartisan elections and ethics board. The doors to the Clayton Center will open at 6:30 PM, followed by the debate at 7 PM.

The debate will be taped and broadcast by Spectrum News. Spectrum will air the debate in its entirety on its website at www.spectrumlocalnews.com and an abbreviated version on its program, In Focus, on Sunday, October 14, at both 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Streaming coverage and online sources will also be available.

The debate will be moderated by Spectrum’s Loretta Boniti, and the panelists are Senator Dan Blue (District 14), Representative David Lewis (District 53), Allison Riggs (Senior Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice), and Dallas Woodhouse (Executive Director, NC Republican Party).