2018 Congressional Debate - District 18

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Name: 2018 Congressional Debate - District 18
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce (PBN Chamber of Commerce) is proud to announce the District 18 Congressional Debate- to be held on October 16 at the Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.

Click here to reserve General Admission Tickets. Reservations are complimentary.

The debate will be broadcast unedited and in its entirety on Saturday, October 20th on CBS12.com and CBS12 News at 7 p.m. in the West Palm Beach television market, which is comprised of households in Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.

This is the fourth debate produced and hosted by the PBN Chamber of Commerce and the second  televised debate.  The PBN Chamber of Commerce first partnered with CBS12 News in 2016 and looks forward to a repeat this year.  In 2014, the Chamber produced the only District 18 Congressional Debate with an audience, and in 2012 produced the County Commission, District 1 Debate. Palm Beach State has hosted all four debates.

The race for the Congressional District 18 seat is of national importance and has been identified as a priority for both the Republican and Democratic Parties. 

Click here to read the full press release.

CBS12 News anchor Liz Quirantes will moderate the debate. Click here to read more about the moderator.

The Media Panelists are:

Eve Samples, Opinion and Audience Engagement Editor, Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm
George Bennett, Reporter, The Palm Beach Post
Erin MacPherson, Reporter, Treasure Coast, CBS12 News

Click here to read more about the panelists.

Submit a question by emailing Debate@CBS12.com prior to the event.

Ticket holders MUST pick up their physical ticket(s) with a valid photo ID at the Palm Beach North Chamber Office (5520 PGA Boulevard, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens) on Friday, October 12th or Monday, October 15th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

*Proof of purchase, email receipt, and/or anything other than a physical ticket WILL NOT be accepted to gain entrance. PHYSICAL TICKET REQUIRED. 

No one will be allowed in the theater wearing campaign shirts, button, hats, etc., or with campaign posters, banners or flags, nor will they be allowed to solicit on campus or hold campaign signs. Attendees wearing campaign shirts will be asked to either leave the auditorium or completely cover the shirt so that no campaign messaging can be seen.

Out of respect to candidates and the debate timeline, members of the audience will be instructed by the moderator that no applause or "yelling out" will be allowed during the debate. If an audience member does not abide by the "yelling out" provision, they will be escorted out by Security. Applause will be allowed at the conclusion of the debate.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR TAPING WILL BE ALLOWED BY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE. This will be made clear during the moderator's instructions to the audience prior to debate start. Audience members will be escorted out by Security if they do not follow these instructions.
Event Sponsors:
Eissey Campus Theater at Palm Beach State College
11051 Campus Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Lobby Doors Open
6:00 p.m. Auditorium Doors Open
6:45 p.m. Auditorium Doors Close 

(Due to the broadcast, guests arriving after this time will not be allowed inside the auditorium)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Debate 

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