Congressional candidates to debate in Hamilton


Candidates for the 8th Congressional District will debate next month in Butler County.

Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, and Vanessa Enoch, a West Chester Twp. Democrat, will debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Miami Regionals Hamilton campus.

RELATED: Survey says Miami U. is one of the country’s best colleges for student voting

The 8th Congressional debate is the third in the Miami University Regionals/Journal-News civic debate series, which is a chance for voters to hear directly from candidates.

“Miami Universities, and the Regionals in particular, has always found to be a part of our public mission to offer unbiased opportunities for voters to be able to have access to their candidates,” said Sarah Woiteshek Pietzuch, Miami’s civic debate organizer. “It’s important for us that people have the ability to not only hear from their candidates but to have direct access.”

The first debate in the series is at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 for the candidates running for the 52nd Ohio House District: incumbent Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., and Democrat Kathy Wyenandt. They will debate at Miami’s VOA Learning Center in West Chester Twp.

The 52nd House District includes all or part of Fairfield, Liberty and West Chester townships, Hamilton and Sharonville.

The second debate is for the Butler County Commission and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Miami Downtown Center in Hamilton. It will feature incumbent Commissioner Cindy Carpenter and former Middletown vice mayor Dora Bronston.

The series will not feature, however, the candidates for the 51st and 53rd Ohio House districts. The Republicans in both races — Sara Carruthers for the 51st and Rep. Candice Keller for the 53rd — have declined to debate their Democratic opponents.

MORE: 2 Butler County candidates decline to debate opponents

Susan Vaughn is the Democrat seeking the 51st Ohio House District seat, and Rebecca Howard is seeking the 53rd Ohio House seat.

Miami University is also planning to host a Meet the Candidates night. All candidates for offices that represent portions of Butler County will be invited to participate, including Ohio’s 7th Senate District and 54th House District.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

What the length of your fingers says about you; new report says it reveals sexuality
What the length of your fingers says about you; new report says it reveals sexuality

Did you know you could determine someone’s sexuality by looking at their hands? That’s what a new report has claimed.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom recently conducted a small study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior journal, to determine the link...
Bedbugs infest offices at South Carolina courthouse; exterminators brought in
Bedbugs infest offices at South Carolina courthouse; exterminators brought in

Bedbugs were found inside a South Carolina courthouse last week, but officials say exterminators eradicated the problem . >> Read more trending news  York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said the bedbugs were found in private offices and not in public areas at the Moss Justice Center in York. Solicitor Kevin Brackett told The Herald...
Former Panther Rae Carruth just hours away from walking out of prison 
Former Panther Rae Carruth just hours away from walking out of prison 

Former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth is scheduled to walk out of prison a free man Monday after nearly 19 years behind bars. >> Read more trending news  He is expected to be released from Sampson Correctional Facility in Clinton, North Carolina sometime after 8 a.m. It is unclear whether Carruth will return to Charlotte. He has three...
Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain
Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain

A dusting of snow covered the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain, over the weekend after a rare October snowfall. >> Read more trending news  The snow was due to unstable weather near the Big Island, according to Hawaii News Now. A ranger message said the icy road conditions have closed down the road to the summit. Mauna Kea...
Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head
Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head

A Florida man was jailed for allegedly exposing himself to two women, one of whom was so startled she fell and hit her head, police said. >> Read more trending news  Michael David Fournelle, 32, is accused of exposing himself to the women on Aug. 31 in Orlando. In both instances, the victims said he pulled up in a car, called them over and...
More Stories