Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIDENER: Wright State University to Host First 2016 Presidential Debate

COLUMBUS - State Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield) today applauded the Commission on Presidential Debates for selecting Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio as the host for the first 2016 presidential debate. The debate is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Wright State Nutter Center.

"The road to the White House runs through Ohio and there is no better place than Wright State to kick off the presidential debate," said Widener.
Senator Widener delivered the news during a special point of privilege on the floor of the Ohio Senate today. 
The Dayton area is home to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, which is one of the largest bases in the nation, making the Dayton area home to countless veterans. Wright State recently opened the Veterans and Military Center which houses the newly created Aerospace Professional Development Center. 
"We are extremely proud that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has chosen Ohio and Wright State as the location for the first presidential debate," added Widener. "Congratulations to Dr. Hopkins and his team at Wright State University on sharing Ohio's story and providing a great venue."
The CPD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation. They have sponsored all general election presidential debates since 1988.