May 22, 2019

Debate to be Held Tonight in Old Lyme Between State Rep. Carney, Challenger Pugliese

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd)

Matt Pugliese

This evening, the League of Women Voters (LWV) will host a debate between State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd) and his Democrat challenger Matt Pugliese. The debate will be held between 7 and 8 p.m. in the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium, 53 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.  All are welcome and admission is free.

The ground rules for the debate are:

Prepared statements:
Opening statement: two minutes each
Closing statement: one minute each

The order of speaking will be determined by the winner of a coin toss. The first speaker in one statement will be the second speaker in other.

The questions will be asked by a single LWV moderator.

Candidates response:
First responder: 60 seconds
Second responder: 90 seconds
First responder rebuttal: 30 seconds (thus giving a 90-second-total per question per person)
Candidates will alternate in being the first responder.

Questions will be solicited in writing by LWV people with cards and pens during the event.

No comments, oral questions or displays will be permitted in/from the audience in the auditorium.

No visible partisan material will be allowed in the auditorium during event.

Applause will only be permitted at the final conclusion.


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