Salt Lake Community College will host Utah’s 4th Congressional District debate, and students may take part in the process by submitting video questions for the candidates.
Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams, a first-term Congressman and former Salt Lake County Mayor, will debate Republican challenger Burgess Owens, a former NFL player for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, on Oct. 12 at the KSL Broadcast Studio.
The 4th Congressional District includes much of Salt Lake County, a portion of Salt Lake City, and parts of Utah, Juab and Sanpete counties. This race is expected to be a highly politicized “toss-up” race.
Topics for video questions may include COVID-19, the economy, higher education, police brutality, systemic racism, climate change, or anything else that may affect SLCC students or their fellow Utahns.
Guidelines for debate question submissions:
- Introduce yourself with your name and your role at SLCC. e.g. “I am [name] and I am a [student, staff or faculty member] at Salt Lake Community College …”
- Pick a quiet place with good lighting; neutral backgrounds are preferred. If using a phone to film, please do so horizontally — with the phone turned sideways — and keep the camera steady.
- Keep the question around 15 seconds.
Send videos to the Utah Debate Commission by Oct. 7.