JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 7, 2022) — Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the Iowa Governor's race on Monday, October 17 at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7PM. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on iowapbs.org, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Incumbent Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear will answer questions from reporters and discuss their platforms, concerns, and plans for Iowa's future. Gov Reynolds is running for reelection to a second full term as governor. DeJear is a small-business owner who was nominated for Secretary of State in 2018 but has not yet held public office. Kay Henderson, host of Iowa Press, will moderate the debate with a panel of Iowa political journalists asking the candidates questions. There will be no studio audience during the debate.
Spanish language interpretation will be available for Iowa Press Debates: Governor via SAP. Episodes with Spanish audio will be available on demand on iowapbs.org and YouTube. Funding for language interpretation of this program is provided by Wells Fargo.
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