Republican v. Democratic Debate: How to Make Washington Work Again

Tue Sep 20, 2016
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The focus of this polarized debate will be “how to make Washington work” as the head of the Colorado Republican Party, Steve House, and the head of the Colorado Democratic Party, Rick Palacio, come together to debate the best ways forward for the state of Colorado and the nation.

The debate will offer the audience an opportunity to learn how each of the major presidential candidates plan to take the country forward while questioning each party’s stance on important policy in order to make an informed decision on Election Day.

Come with your curiosity as the debate will allow substantial time for audience Q&A.

Steve House was elected chairman of the Colorado Republican Committee in March of 2015 and brings over 30 years of business experience to the state party.

Rick Palacio was elected Chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party on March 5, 2011. He is the first Latino in Colorado to hold the office of chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.

Moderator Dick Lamm served three terms as the 38th Governor of Colorado (1975-1987) as a Democrat. He ran for the Reform Party’s nomination for the President of the United States in 1996. He is currently the Co-Director of the Institute for Policy Studies at the University of Denver. Despite his previous party affiliations, he has agreed to partake as moderator in a neutral manner.

6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program