2020 Hamilton County School Board Debates Begin Monday Night

Monday, July 13, 2020

To increase awareness about the upcoming school board elections and inform voters of the candidates and their platforms there will be three 2020 Hamilton County School Board Debates.

They will be held each night, Monday through Wednesday, from 5:30-7 p.m.

It will be live streamed on the WRCB website and Facebook page.

Here are the School Board candidates: 

Monday - District 2 Debates
Tom Decosimo, District 2 Candidate
Marco Perez, District 2 Candidate

Tuesday - District 7 Debates 
Debbi Meyers, District 7 Candidate
Joe Wingate, District 7 Candidate

Wednesday - District 1 Debates
Rhonda Thurman, District 1 Candidate
Stephen Vickers, District 1 Candidate

The debates will be moderated by David Carroll, WRCB Channel 3, and Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press. 

There will also be guest questions from district parents, students and teachers.



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