Ellis County Commission, 111th State House debates set for Tuesday

HAYS, Kan. – Two debates are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Fort Hays State University, one in the Ellis County Commission race and one for the contest for the 111th District Kansas House of Representatives seat.

Both debates are in the Black and Gold Room of the Memorial Union.

The county commission debate begins at 6 p.m. with candidates Chris Rorabaugh, Democrat; Butch Schlyer, Republican; and John Walz, independent.

The debate in the 111th District race is scheduled to begin immediately after the county commission debate, at about 7 p.m., between incumbent Democrat Eber Phelps and Republican challenger Barbara Wasinger.

The debates are sponsored by the FHSU Student Government Association and the university’s American Democracy Project in collaboration with the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce; Midwest Energy; and the university’s Department of Political Science, Docking Institute of Public Affairs and Tiger Media Network.

The debates will be live-streamed on tigermedianet.com and Facebook and will also be broadcast on Eagle Cable Channel 17 and Nex-Tech Cable Channel 102.

Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the candidates and interact on Twitter.

For more information, email sga.lad@fhsu.edu or call (785) 628-5311.

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