This is the debate between candidates for State House District 61, which, after redistricting, includes Summit, Lake, Pitken, and parts of Gunnison and Delta counties. There are actually five candidates for this race, but three were present at the Club 20 debate: Democratic Incumbent Millie Hamner, Independent Kathleen Curry and Republican Debra Irvine. Derek Wagner, Director of Special Projects at Colorado Mesa University, moderated the debate.
KVNF has been broadcasting debates that were hosted by CLUB 20 in Grand Junction on September 8th. Club 20 is a coalition of individuals, businesses, tribes and local governments across Western Colorado that focuses on marketing, education, and political action. This year the debates were sponsored by AARP Colorado, Friends of Natural Gas Colorado, CenturyLink and BP America.