The Law School is hosting gubernatorial debates this Wednesday, April 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The focus of the debates will be higher education and how the education-workforce pipeline can best enhance the long-term vitality of Connecticut’s economy. The format will include three moderators who will ask questions of the candidates: two UConn students and a member of the Connecticut print news media.
The debates will take place in the Reading Room of the William F. Starr Hall on the UConn Law School campus in Hartford. They are being sponsored jointly by UConn and the Connecticut Daily Newspapers Association.
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend, as well as the public.
Candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination will debate from 3:30 to 4:15. The following Republican candidates have accepted as of today: Lawrence Denardis, Michael Fedele, Tom Foley, R. Nelson Griebel, Thomas Marsh, Christopher Acevedo and Mark Boughton.
There will then be a break to allow the candidates to interact with students and members of the University community.
The Democratic candidates will debate from 4:45 to 5:30. As of today the following Democratic candidates have accepted: Juan Figueroa, Mary Glassman, Ned Lamont, Dan Malloy and Rudy Marconi.
The order of the debates was determined by a coin toss. All the declared candidates have been invited.