Zionsville has been selected as one of three 2012 gubernatorial debate locations.
The debate, which is organized by the Indiana Debate Commission, will kickoff the debate season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center, 1000 Mulberry St. The debate will last an hour and is free and open to the public.
Candidates include Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham.
“Being selected as the location for this 2012 gubernatorial debate is a phenomenal opportunity for Zionsville,” said Bryan Traylor, president of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. “Not only will we be able to promote our community and collaborate with the Zionsville Community Schools, we will also have the ability to showcase one of our state-of-the-art facilities.”
ZCS Superintendent Scott Robison agreed with Traylor.
“We are delighted to be able to work with the Indiana Debate Commission and the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce to make this event possible,” Robison said. “This will be a great learning opportunity for our students, and we are excited to welcome residents from across the state of Indiana to our campus.”
In July, the IDC invited venues from around the state to apply to be a debate site this fall, said Max Jones, president of the Indiana Debate Commission and editor of the Tribune Star in Terre Haute.
See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.