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Beaven and DeSantis to debate in Congressional District 6 race

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, candidates for Congressional District 6 Heather Beaven (D) and Ron DeSantis (R) will be meeting in DeLand for a debate about issues facing voters in the district. The debate will be from 8 to 9 p.m. at the DeLand High School Auditorium, 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand.

Co-sponsored by Stetson University’s Center for Community Engagement and the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the debate will be moderated by News-Journal Editor Pat Rice and filmed and televised by WESH-Channel 2 for broadcast at a later time. This is the only debate scheduled between Beaven and DeSantis before the general election.

Congressional District 6 is a seat created as a result of the 2010 Census. Because it has no incumbent, it is considered “open” and has been highly targeted by both the Democratic and Republican parties. District 6 includes parts of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

“Because of Stetson University’s commitment to engaging citizens and students in our community, we are excited to co-host this debate,” said Kevin Winchell, assistant director of Stetson’s Center for Community Engagement. “The debate will be a great opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates in order to make informed decisions during this very important election.”

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are requested to arrive by 7:45 p.m. so the debate can begin promptly at 8 p.m. Please contact Kevin Winchell at (386) 822-8705 or kwinchel@stetson.edu with any questions.