WISH-TV to host, broadcast live Indy mayoral debate

Republican candidate Chuck Brewer and Democrat candidate Joe Hogsett
Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett will meet in November 2015 to determine who will become the next mayor of Indianapolis.

WISH-TV News Director, Elbert Tucker, announced that 24-Hour News 8 will broadcast the city’s only debate between the Indianapolis mayoral candidates. The debate will take place on Friday, October 16th from 6:30-7:00PM in the WISH-TV studios. The two candidates for Mayor of Indianapolis, Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett will participate in this live commercial-free televised event to debate the city’s most important issues.

“We are proud to once again host a mayoral debate and to serve the viewers of Central Indiana,” said Tucker. “Everyone in the WISH-TV viewing area will feel the impact of decisions made by Indianapolis leadership and it is important that they understand our community’s vision for moving forward.”

The debate will be moderated by 24-Hour News 8 political reporter Jim Shella. Likely topics of debate include crime, job creation, and mass transit in the Circle City. Viewers are invited to submit questions for the debate via the WISH-TV Facebook page or by tweeting using the hashtag #IndyDebate.

“We’re proud to be hosting the only formal televised debate in the race for mayor,” said Shella. “This is a WISH-TV tradition we’re pleased to continue.”

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