At its recent meeting, the Directors of Friends of Ludlow Auditorium decided to conduct two major political debates in the auditorium at Ludlow's Town Hall. FOLA has invited all five Democratic candidates for governor to participate in a debate on Thursday, July 29.
Following the recently-rescheduled primary elections in August, FOLA will sponsor a General Election gubernatorial debate of all candidates appearing on the November ballot. This debate will take place on Thursday, October 14.
Ralph Pace, FOLA Chair, indicated that details for both debates would be released within a month.
"Our first priority is to get all the candidates to participate in these important debates," Pace said. He noted that invitations had already been sent to the five Democratic Party candidates: Deb Markowitz, Doug Racine, Susan Bartlett, Peter Shumlin, and Matt Dunne. Additionally, Brian Dubie, the unchallenged Republican candidate for Governor, had been notified of the Oct. 14 debate.