SUNY Canton Hosts 116th District Assembly Debate


Candidates running for the 116th District seat in the New York State Assembly will be participating in a debate at SUNY Canton.

Incumbent Addie Jenne (D-Theresa) and challenger Mark Walczyk (R-Watertown) have agreed to discuss their platforms and answer questions to help voters make informed decisions for the Nov. 6 general elections.

Addie Jenne-Russell and Mark Walczyk

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 in the college’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP by emailing pr@canton.eduto help plan for audio and visual needs.

A panel of area journalists will be moderating the debate. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for each candidate.

For more information, please contact Executive Director for University Relations Lenore VanderZee by email, vanderzeel@canton.eduor call 315-386-7109.

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