Schools team up to host senate candidate debate - Oct 20

Saturday, October 20, 2018

U.S. Senate Debate with Maria Cantwell (D) and Susan Hutchison (R)

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.)
  • Spokane Community College
  • FREE, register here

Join us for a free and public debate for U.S. Senate Debate with Maria Cantwell (D) and Susan Hutchison (R). The U.S. Senate seat is one of two representing Washington state for a term of six years. The debate will be moderated by Mark Baumgarten (KCTS 9/Crosscut), Jim Camden (Spokesman Review), Mark Hanrahan (KREM), Hayley Guenthner (KHQ), and Aaron Luna (KXLY).

  • Enrich your debate watching experience with the 2018 Engagement Toolkit organized by the Washington State Debate Coalition.
  • In order to make sure we have diverse questions that cover multiple topics, we are asking residents to submit their questions in advance for selection. Submitted questions will be reviewed, selected and edited for brevity. Submit a question.


What time should I arrive for the debate? Doors for the debate open at 2 p.m. and promptly close at 2:50 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve.

What can I bring to the debate? Literature and signage, including campaign/political apparel, is not allowed inside the debate venue.

Do I need to print out a ticket? No. Guests will be checked-in at the entrance to the auditorium.

Can I watch the debate somewhere else? Yes, the debate will be available to watch live on TV or online. More info at