Missouri University of Science and Technology will be the location of a debate among candidates for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District.
The debate will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The debate is hosted by the Missouri S&T chapter of Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM), a non-partisan student organization that lobbies on behalf of the interests of students from all four University of Missouri campuses.
The debate is free and open to the public.
All four candidates for the 8th District seat have agreed to participate in the debate. They are incumbent U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, a Republican, and challengers Larry Bill (Independent), Tommy Sowers (Democrat) and Rick Vandeven (Libertarian).
Dr. Larry Gragg, chair and Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, will serve as debate moderator.
Missouri’s 8th District encompasses 28 counties in south-central and southeast Missouri. The district extends to the Missouri Bootheel region in the southeast to Taney County in the southwest. Phelps County – the home county of Rolla and Missouri S&T – lies at the district’s northwestern edge.
For more information about the debate, contact ASUM by calling 573-341-4970 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.