The following exclusive videos are of the Broome County Executive, NY 52nd State Senate, NY 123rd Assembly, and NY-22 Congressional candidates, as they appeared in Binghamton, NY. All the candidates appeared for the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Debate on October 11, 2016.
There were over 100 people in attendance at the roughly 2 hour event. The candidates were each given the opportunity to introduce themselves in a 5 minute opening statement. This was followed by questions that each candidate answered with 2 minutes given for their answer. The moderator at the event was local news anchor Jim Ehmke of WBGH. While all candidates exceeded their time at some point throughout the debate, all were given reasonably the same amount of time overall.
The order of the debate was as follows:
Opening statements of Broome County Executive candidates – Debbie Preston and Jason Garnar
Q & A of Broome County Executive candidates
Opening statements of 123rd Assembly candidates – Donna Lupardo and Dorollo Nixon
Opening statements of 52nd State Senate candidates – Fred Akshar and Sharon Ball
Q&A of all State level candidates
Opening statements of NY 22nd Congressional candidates – Martin Babinec, Claudia Tenney, and Kim Myers
Q&A of NY 22nd Congressional candidates
Q&A to all candidates (County Executive, 123rd Assembly, 52nd State Senate, NY-22 Congressional races)