FROM PRESS RELEASE
Greensboro, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and the Statesville Chamber of Commerce will co-host a “Hometown Debate” for the office of NC Treasurer on September 27.
“In this busy election year, featuring races for president and U.S. Senate, the staff and board of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL) want to ensure that North Carolinians are familiar with the candidates and issues to be found in critical statewide races,” said Nelle Hotchkiss, NCIOPL Board Chair and Senior Vice President of Government Relations at NC’s Electric Cooperatives. “We also want to ensure that North Carolina’s smaller cities and towns are brought into the conversation and their issues and concerns are addressed.”
The debate will feature candidates for state treasurer, Dan Blue III and Dale Folwell, at the Statesville Civic Center in Statesville on September 27. The doors to the Statesville Civic Center will open at 6:30pm, followed by the debate at 7:00pm.
“We are pleased to bring this public service opportunity to our community,” said David Bradley, President and CEO of the Statesville Chamber of Commerce. “NCIOPL’s mission is centered around fair political discourse on issues, and these debates will provide the opportunity to do just that.”
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