The Governor’s Debate Forum
Well on Saturday April 19, 2014 another Pinal County Republican Committee Debate Forum has passed by. Last Saturday was the fourth debate forum since January hosted by the Pinal County Republican Committee. These debates continue through July.
Future Debate Forums: May 17, 2014 – Congressional District 1; June 21, 2014 – Treasurer; and July 19, 2014 – Justice of the Peace and Constable.
Turnout at Governor’s Debate Forum was a full house! The candidates showed up and took part, except John Molina. Candidates taking part in the Governor’s Debate Forum were: Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Alice Lukasik, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, and Scott Smith. The forum was moderated by the Arizona Grand Old Party (AZGOP) Chairman Robert Graham.
The audience provided questions presented to the candidates by the moderator of the forum. Topics covered were:
The Economy and Jobs for Arizona, Common Core Standards (aka Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards), In-Situ Copper Mine in Florence, Arizona, Managing Business and Political Organizations, Reducing Arizona’s Deficit, Medicaid Expansion, and Closing Remarks.
I had to divide the video in to eight parts which are shorter and easier to watch within ten to twenty minutes. The video blow is the first video in the eight part series and is the introduction.
The forum began with Seraphim Larsen, Chairman of the Pinal County Republican Committee, introduces the moderator, Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Grand Old Party. Mr. Graham then calls up the seven candidates running for the office of Arizona Governor. The candidates talk about their backgrounds in most of the video.
This video is just over twenty-one minutes long because of the number of candidates who each had an average of two minutes each to speak. So I hope it is not too long to watch in its entirety.