Town Meeting TV Presents Virtual Primary Election Candidate Forums

July 14, 2020

DESPITE COVID-19, VOTERS CAN STILL WATCH DEMOCRACY IN ACTION!
Vermont’s Primary Election — on August 11th — will determine who will be on the ballot in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3rd. 

Beginning Thursday, July 16th, Town Meeting TV (formerly known as Channel 17) will present candidate forums for many of the (down-ticket) contested seats that are on the ballot in Chittenden County. Although this year’s forums will be held remotely due to COVID-19, all candidates listed on the ballot, or running write-in campaigns, will be invited to participate in candidate forums or encouraged to upload their own video content at www.cctv.org/watch-tv/elections

“This election season is looking very different,” says Town Meeting TV Director Meghan O’Rourke. “But Town Meeting TV is as committed as ever to representing all voices on the ballot and we encourage candidates who are unable to participate in election forums to send us their own video content.”

Primary Election Forums will air live on Town Meeting TV’s YouTube channel and be rebroadcast on Comcast channel 1087 and Burlington Telecom channels 17 and 217. Voters are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to feedback [at] cctv [dot] org (feedback [at] cctv [dot] org) prior to each forum. (They should include what town they live in and which candidate(s) their question is for.) To help ensure that Vermont voters are informed about candidates running for statewide executive office (such as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, etc.), Town Meeting TV will also air and archive important debates, forums, and candidate events that are hosted by other groups and organizations.

WATCH LIVE AND RERUNS OF FORUMS HERE

Primary Election Forum Schedule 2020
Additional forums planned; dates and times are subject to change.
Click here to see what’s next on Town Meeting TV.  

DATE 

TIME

CANDIDATES

SEAT

DISTRICT

TOWN

Thursday,
July 16th

5:30 PM

CHRISTINA DEELEY, BILL LIPPERT

STATE REP

CHI-4-2

Hinesburg

           

Friday,
July 17th

6:10 PM

TIFF BLUEMLE, GABRIELLE STEBBINS, JESSE PAUL WARREN, ANNIE WOHLAND, SCOTT PAVEK 

STATE REP

CHI-6-5

Burlington
(South End)

           

Thursday,
July 23rd

5:30 PM

HAL COLSTON, JORDAN MATTE, TAYLOR SMALL

STATE REP

CHI-6-7

Winooski

           

Thursday,
July 23rd

6:25 PM

MARYBETH REDMOND, BRIAN SHELDEN, TANYA VYHOVSKY

STATE REP

CHI-8-1

Essex

           

Friday, July 24th
 

5:30 PM

KAREN DOLAN, LORI HOUGHTON, PATRICK MURRAY

STATE REP

CHI-8-2

Essex

           

Wednesday,

July 29th

5:00 PM

EMMA MULVANEY-STANAK,
JEAN O’SULLIVAN

STATE REP

CHI-6-2

Burlington

Wednesday,

July 29th

5:40 PM

PATRICK BRENNAN, ALEX DARR*, JON LYNCH

STATE REP

CHI-9-2

Colchester

Wednesday, 

July 29th

7:00 PM

DEAN ROLLAND, SARAH TOSCANO

STATE REP

CHI-4-2

Hinesburg

           

Thursday,
July 30th

5:30 PM

MIRIAM BERRY, 

JIMMY RODRIGUEZ,

JUSTIN TUTHILL,

ANYA TYNIO

REP TO
U.S. CONGRESS

CHITTENDEN

N/A

           

Friday,
July 31st

5:30 PM

RALPH "CARCAJOU" CORBO, PETER WELCH

REP TO
U.S. CONGRESS

CHITTENDEN

N/A

Visit www.cctv.org/watch-tv/elections for more information about election-related events and resources. Live broadcasts, recorded meetings, and other local programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/townmeetingtv

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