AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition.

We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources.  Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them.

See below to watch the October 23rd U.S. Senator debate between Senator Patty Murray (D) and Challenger Chris Vance (R). To submit a question for consideration, go to http://www.seattlecityclub.org/wastatedebatecoalition  You can tweet your questions to the candidates using the hashtag #WAelex, and be sure to follow us @aarpwa.

Also be sure to check out AARP’s new video voter’s guide for the race.  We asked the candidates about issues like retirement security, caregiving and long-term care.