KING 5 to host Seattle Mayoral Debate – October 24

Seattle, WA - KING 5, Seattle CityClub, KUOW and GeekWire will present a 2017 Seattle mayoral debate between candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on October 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Starbucks Support Center.  The debate will air live on both KING 5, KONG, KUOW and live-streamed on GeekWire.  KING 5 News reporter Natalie Brand and KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds will moderate.  The broadcast will be followed by an online Debate Extra; an informal live Q & A with the candidates streamed on king5.com and Facebook.

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon are participating in the debate based on their first and second place finish in King County’s August 1 primary election. 

“As the primary debate demonstrated, the audiences of KING, KUOW, and GeekWire are very much engaged in the Seattle mayoral race and the policy stances of the candidates.  We consider it a duty and privilege to provide this forum for the citizens of Seattle,” said KING 5 President and General Manager Jim Rose.

Informing our community and directly connecting residents with leaders is at the core of Seattle CityClub's mission. We are excited to collaborate with our excellent media partners to reach more voters,” said Diane Douglas, Executive Director at Seattle CityClub.  

KING 5, Seattle CityClub, KUOW and GeekWire’s first Seattle mayoral debate between the top six primary candidates was held on July 17. The debate reached over 800,000 people, including 26,000 broadcast viewers over the age of 18.

Seattle residents are encouraged to submit questions that may be asked by the moderators during the live debate via Twitter using the hashtag #SEAMayor. 

About KING 5
KING 5, The Home Team is a multi-platform media company and NBC affiliate based in Seattle, WA.  KING was the first television station in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1948 by Dorothy Bullitt, now owned by TEGNA Inc. Today KING 5 is the dominant media company in the region, delivering the largest local news audience, the most local programming and most engaged social and digital audiences. For more information, go to www.king5.com.

About Seattle CityClub
Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations to inform and engage residents and community leaders.

About KUOW
KUOW is the Puget Sound region’s public radio station for local, national and international news, information and cultural programming, on air at 94.9FM and online at kuow.org. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio community board. Follow us at  twitter.com/kuow and facebook.com/kuowpublicradio.

About GeekWire
Based in Seattle, GeekWire is a fast-growing national technology news site uniquely positioned to cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world. GeekWire’s signature events draw thousands of attendees each year, and the website attracts more than three million page-views per month.

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Contact:
Lisa Thompson
Director of Community Relations & Communications
206.448.5555
lthompson@king5.com
 

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