Oregon governor candidates Christine Drazan, Betsy Johnson and Tina Kotek.

Sep 15, 2022

Oregon State University - Cascades, NewsChannel 21 and the City Club of Central Oregon, will host a live, televised debate on Sept. 27 featuring the three leading candidates for Oregon governor.

The 90-minute debate will be the only gubernatorial debate to take place in Central Oregon and will be televised from the OSU-Cascades campus at 6 p.m.

Republican Christine Drazan, Democrat Tina Kotek and Independent candidate Betsy Johnson will participate. NewsChannel 21 anchor Cathy Marshall will moderate the debate.

“We are pleased to collaborate with NewsChannel 21, City Club of Central Oregon and many Oregon State University partners to help inform Central Oregon and Oregon voters in advance of the November election,” said Andrew Ketsdever, interim vice president of OSU-Cascades. “Debates such as this are in keeping with the university’s mission to engage with and inform Oregonians.”

Due to space limitations, the debate will not be open to the general public. Attendees will include leaders from throughout Central Oregon and Oregon State, City Club guests and OSU-Cascades leaders and students.  

The debate will be aired on NewsChannel 21-KTVZ, and via livestream on ktvz.com and on the NewsChannel 21 app.

For more information, contact info@osucascades.edu or call 541-322-3100.

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of mountains and high desert, OSU-Cascades offers small classes that accelerate faculty-student mentoring and engages in top tier research as part of Oregon State University. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.