Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) will participate in three regional debates leading up to the Nov. 6th election for the 23rd Congressional District. The debates are scheduled for October 26th at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, October 28th with the Jamestown Post-Journal and November 1st in Elmira. The debate in Elmira will be aired live on WETM television. WETM broadcasts into five counties in the 23rd district.
“President Obama is doing three debates while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is debating her opponent once,” said Reed. “We have accepted three regional debate requests in Elmira, Geneva and Jamestown – covering the entire district. I am looking forward to discussing my record of fighting for a better environment for small business job creation, reduced spending and less government.”
All of the debates will be available for replay online throughout the entire district for those who are unable to watch. Congressman Reed has also agreed to a series of Q&A’s with his opponent which will appear in area newspapers. Reed will publish links to the debates and answers.
“Our taxpayers deserve a representative who is going to continue to fight for job creation in Congress and push the Senate and White House to do the same,” Reed said. “I encourage everyone to view the debates and read the answers and decide which candidate best represents their views as we near Election Day.”
Reed is running against democratic challenger Nate Shinagawa (D-Ithaca) for the 23rd congressional district.