SEATTLE - Seattle mayoral candidates Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez will face off in a final debate on Thursday.
The first debate was held Oct. 14 and the focus was intended to be on business and the economy. Affordable housing, public transportation and taxing large corporations were also discussed.
The second debate on Oct. 28 will focus on public health and safety.
Several local journalists are serving as moderators and interview panelists for the two debates, including FOX 13’s Hana Kim.
KIRO 7 Reporter Essex Porter is set to host the second debate, and will be joined by FOX 13’s Hana Kim, Crosscut’s David Kroman and KIRO Radio’s Hanna Scott.
Watch the first debate below:
The Washington State Debate Coalition and Seattle City Club are hosting the events.
"We are fortunate to have such a talented group of local journalists participate in this year’s debates," said Whitney Keyes, Executive Director of Seattle City Club, which manages the debate program and founded the WSDC. "Both Essex and Mary are well-versed in the policy issues and prepared to guide this year’s mayoral candidates through the debates, along with our panel of veteran journalists. Their collective knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the city will help voters better know these two candidates before selecting the new mayor of Seattle."
Watch Thursday's debate live on FOX 13+.
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