Athens, Ga. – Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society at the University of Georgia will host a gubernatorial debate on Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.
Confirmed Republican candidates at this time include: Jeff Chapman, Nathan Deal, Austin Scott and Ray McBerry. Confirmed Democratic candidates at this time include: Carl Camon, Dubose Porter and David Poythress. Candidates sending representatives on their behalf include: Karen Handel, Eric Johnson and John Oxendine.
Moderated by Charles S. Bullock, Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science, the Republican candidates will debate from 6-7:30 p.m. and Democratic candidates from
8-9:30 p.m.Each candidate will be allowed three minutes for opening remarks at the podium, followed by pre-determined questions posed by the moderator with each candidate being given one minute to respond from a table microphone. The audience will be allowed to ask questions for 20 minutes at each session before the candidates offer their two-minute closing statement.