NewsChannel 15 has just announced two major debates to be held this month, both of which will be moderated by Mark Mellinger. The two debates, sponsored by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, will be held in the Williams Theatre at IPFW.
First up are Tina Taviano and Ken Fries. The Allen County Sheriff candidates will be given the opportunity to ask each other questions during a 30-minute live debate on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 pm. Tom Hayhurst and Mark Souder will square off on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, at 7:00 pm. No word on the format as of this writing.
WANE-TV and NewsChannel 15 state that "these debates will launch the extensive political coverage from our team, which will include election information, news, team coverage and campaign reactions from exclusive political analysts Brian Stier and Marla Irving."