Nine women’s organizations are joining WAVE 3 News to air and live stream a televised Lieutenant Governors’ debate on Monday, September 28, from 7:30-8 p.m.PM. This debate is the only event that has partnered such a diverse group of women organizations.
The in-studio audience will be comprised of members from AAUW (American Association of University Women), Louisville Branch, BPW (Business Professional Women) River City, CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) Derby City, Louisville Chapter of The Links Inc., Louisville Metro Women’s Network, National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section, National Council of Negro Women, Louisville Section, Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus and Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County.
Kentucky has had only three female Lieutenant Governors, Thelma Stovall, Martha Layne Collins and current Lieutenant Governor, Crit Luallen. The election on Tuesday, November 3, will add a fourth to this list.
This historic, live debate at the WAVE-TV studios will be broadcast without commercial interruptions. One or two questions during the debate will come from the general public; people can email suggested questions by 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the limited airtime, this debate will have the top two candidates, Jenean Hampton, Republican candidate running with Matt Bevin, and Sannie Overly, Democratic candidate with Jack Conway WAVE 3 News anchor and reporter Shannon Cogan will be the moderator, with a three-member panel of political news reporters asking the candidates various questions: Connie Leonard, reporter and anchor for WAVE 3 News, Tom Loftus, political reporter for the Courier-Journal and Ryland Barton, state capitol reporter for Kentucky Public Radio.