Doing Your Voting Homework? Here Are Some Debates You Can Watch

Oct 14, 2020

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and his Republican challenger Loren Culp held their first and only debate at the TVW studios.
Credit TVW screenshot

Candidate debates are a traditional way for voters to get to know candidates. Some are formal, others less so. Here is a listing of debates featuring candidates for public office in Washington and Idaho, along with links you can click to watch.

WASHINGTON STATEWIDE RACES

This Washington Governor candidate debate between Governor Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp is sponsored by the Washington Debate Coalition.

This Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate debate between state Superintendent Chris Reykdal and challenger Maia Espinoza is sponsored by the Spokane area League of Women Voters and the Spokesman-Review.

This Washington Lieutenant Governor candidate debate between Democrats Denny Heck and Marco Liias is sponsored by the Spokane area League of Women Voters and the Spokesman-Review.

This Washington state Lands Commissioner candidate debate between the incumbent, Democrat Hilary Franz, and her Republican challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson is sponsored by the Spokane area League of Women Voters and the Spokesman-Review.

This Washington Secretary of State candidate debate between the incumbent, Republican Kim Wyman, and her Democratic challenger Gael Tarleton is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Northwest Public Broadcasting.

This Washington Treasurer candidate debate between the incumbent, Republican Duane Davidson, and his Democratic challenger Mike Pellicciotti is sponsored by the Association of Washington Business.

TVW's Debate and Candidate page

WASHINGTON STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

This Referendum 90 (sex education) debate between supporters and opponents of the ballot measure is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County.

IDAHO FEDERAL OFFICE RACES

The Idaho U.S. Senate race features the incumbent, Republican Sen. Jim Risch, Democrat Paulette Jordan and independent Natalie Fleming. (Idaho Public Television)

The Idaho First Congressional District race features the Republican incumbent Russ Fulcher, Democrat Rudy Soto and Libertarian Party candidate Joe Evans. (Idaho Public Television)

SPOKANE AREA LEGISLATIVE RACES

The Fourth District Legislative debate features Republican Rob Chase and Democrat Lance Gurel. (KSPS)

SPOKANE COUNTY COMMISSION RACES

The District 1 commission debate features Republican incumbent Josh Kerns and his Democratic challenger Ted Cummings. (KSPS)

The District 2 commission debate features Republican incumbent Mary Kuney and her Democratic challenger David Green. (KSPS)