2016 Debate Series


As part of our ongoing commitment to providing civic engagement opportunities and voter education, ABU Education Fund is presenting the 2016 Debate Series.

All debates will be held from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM and will be followed by a half-hour Candidate “Meet-and-Greet.” Debates will be streamed online on Alliance for a Better Utah’s Facebook page and will be recorded for later broadcast on KCPW.

The debates are sponsored by ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better Utah, and the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society.

State School Board District 11

House District 49

House District 34

House District 44

Review: House District 44 Debate

Monday was the last in the four-debate series cosponsored by the Alliance for a Better Utah Education Fund and the John R. Park Debate Society from the University of Utah. The debate was between Republican Bruce Cutler and Democrat Christine Passey, running for Utah House District 44. It represents the second rematch in our series […]

Review: House District 34 Debate

To be frank, I remember very little of Thursday’s House District 34 debate between Republican Mr. Macade Jensen and Democrat Dr. Karen Kwan. Not because it wasn’t an interesting debate; it was. If you don’t believe me, listen KCPW’s recording, watch ABU’s stream, or read through ABU’s twitter feed. My legislative haze comes from the […]

Review: House District 49 Debate

The second debate in the ABU Education Fund and John R. Park Debate Society co-sponsored legislative debate series (say that five times fast) was between Republican Robert Spendlove and Democrat Zach Robinson. Representative Spendlove is the incumbent for the House District 49 seat, but that doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride back into office. This year’s […]

Review: State School Board District 11 Debate

Last night, ABU and the John R. Park Debate Society of the University of Utah co-hosted their first local legislative debate of the 2016 election season. Lisa Cummins and Erin Preston debated educational issues in their nonpartisan race for the open District 11 Utah State School Board seat. The goal of these debates is to […]