The City Club of Cleveland Presents Free Primary Debate Featuring Democratic Candidates for Governor of Ohio


November 17, 2017

Stephanie A. Jansky
Director of Programming
The City Club of Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland Presents Free Primary Debate Featuring Democratic Candidates for Governor of Ohio
Debate produced in collaboration with ideastream and WKYC

Who: Four Democratic candidates for Governor of Ohio: Connie Pillich, Joe Schiavoni, Betty Sutton, and Nan Whaley. Moderated by Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and WKYC Anchor Russ Mitchell.

What: Debating Ohio: Democratic Candidates for Governor

When: Monday, December 4, 2017. 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Debate is from 7–8 p.m.

Where: Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre
              Idea Center® at Playhouse Square
              1375 Euclid Avenue
              Cleveland, Ohio 44115

How to attend: Tickets are free and are available through the City Club’s website. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per person.

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