Hubbell-Hart Has Accepts Three Debate Invitations For Governor: KCCI-Des Moines Register Debate in Des Moines, KTIV-Quincy Media Debate in Sioux City, and  KWQC-KCRG-Quad City Times Debate in Davenport

Hubbell-Hart Accepts One Debate For Lieutenant Governor: IPTV Debate in Johnston

Hubbell-Hart Calls on Reynolds-Gregg And Porter-Gentry Campaigns To Match Their Commitment To Give Iowa Voters The Opportunity To Learn About Each Candidate On The Ballot Prior To Making Their Choice In November

Today, September 4th, the Hubbell-Hart campaign is announcing it agrees to 3 debates for the governor and 1 debate for lieutenant governor. The full list of accepted invitations is below to be held in October.

“We are proud to follow past gubernatorial precedent and agree to three debates for governor as well as one lieutenant governors debate this Fall,” said Michelle Gajewski, Hubbell-Hart Campaign Manager. “Altogether, these debates will take place across the state and ensure every Iowa voter is able to hear directly from all the candidates on the ballot prior to casting their vote. We call upon the Reynolds-Gregg campaign and the Porter-Gentry campaign to join us in these debates so every Iowa voter can be fully informed about their choices this November.”

Hubbell-Hart Accepted Debates:

  • October 7th: Des Moines Register-KCCI Debate in Des Moines, IA

  • October 10th: KWQC-KCRG-Quad City Times Debate in Davenport, IA

  • October 17th: KTIV-Quincy Media Debate in Sioux City, IA

  • TBA: Lieutenant Governors Debate with Iowa Public Television Debate in Johnston, IA

About Fred:

A lifelong progressive and fifth-generation Iowan, Fred Hubbell is a proven leader with vast experience in both the public and private sectors. He successfully ran several large companies including Younkers Department Store in the 1980s and Equitable of Iowa. In 2007 Fred led the Iowa Power Fund, helping Iowa become a leader in renewable energy, and in 2009, Fred helped clean up the Iowa Department of Economic Development following a disastrous film tax credit scandal. Throughout his career, Fred has worked to expand access to quality health care for every Iowan -- serving as the chair of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa, on the board of Mercy Hospital Medical Center, and alongside his wife, supporting the expansion of Broadlawns Medical Center’s mental health facilities. In addition, Fred has worked to increase higher education opportunities on the Iowa College Foundation Board and Simpson College Board, while sponsoring numerous college scholarships. Fred currently resides in Des Moines with his wife, Charlotte, and has three children and three grandchildren.

About Rita:

Rita Hart is the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor and six-year state senator representing Clinton County and part of Scott County. A 20-year educator and lifelong farmer, Rita is a leader on many of the issues most important to Iowans, from investing in public education and water quality, to standing up for Iowa’s agricultural economy. Rita lives in Wheatland on a farm with her husband, Paul, and is a proud mother of five and grandmother of four.

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