RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) announced today the schedule for its 2020 Hometown Debate Series featuring four Council of State positions. Spectrum News 1 North Carolina returns as the television partner for the series with Loretta Boniti serving as moderator.

An abbreviated version will air on Spectrum News on Sundays at both 11:30 am and 8:30 pm. The debates will then be available in entirety on www.spectrumlocalnews.com after their initial airing.

The 2020 Hometown Debate Series:

  • September 20- Lieutenant Governor- State Representative Yvonne Lewis Holley and Mark Robinson
  • September 27- State Superintendent – Jennifer Mangrum and Catherine Truitt
  • October 4- Commissioner of Labor- State Representative Josh Dobson and Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes
  • October 11- State Treasurer- Ronnie Chatterji and State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell

“The Institute is proud to partner with Spectrum News again on our Hometown Debate Series,” said IOPL Executive Director Brad Young. “In a year that has severely limited the types of campaign activities, these debates are more important than ever in engaging and informing North Carolina voters. We are incredibly thankful to our sponsors and host communities for making these debates possible.”

The 2020 IOPL Hometown Debate Series is sponsored by the AARP of North Carolina, the North Carolina’s Sheriffs’ Association, the State Employees Association of North Carolina, Humana, and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina.

IOPL and its partners are committed to the safety and security of all candidates and staff involved. As a result, debates will be closed to the public.