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Media availability for Oregon gubernatorial debate at OSU-Cascades on Sept. 27

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Sept. 16, 2022

Media availability for Oregon gubernatorial debate at OSU-Cascades on Sept. 27

By Christine Coffin, 541-788-3438, christine.[email protected]


Oregon State University – Cascades, NewsChannel 21 and the City Club of Central Oregon, will host a live, televised debate featuring the three leading candidates for Oregon governor, Republican Christine Drazan, Democrat Tina Kotek and Independent candidate Betsy Johnson. See news release:  


Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • 5:40 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. for news media access for still photography of candidates. No photography, videography or recording will be possible while the debate is broadcast and recorded.
  • 5:30 -7:30 p.m. for live debate. Doors to room open at 4:45 p.m. No access will be permitted after 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Members of the news media will need to coordinate in advance with candidates’ campaigns for opportunities to interview candidates following the debate. OSU-Cascades will provide a venue for these interviews.


Debate: Tykeson Hall, Room 111, OSU-Cascades campus, 1500 Chandler Ave., Bend, Ore.


Media may view the live, televised event on NewsChannel 21-KTVZ, and via livestream on and on the NewsChannel 21 app.


A media advisory will be distributed at approximately 9 p.m. linking to a video recording of the debate to be made available via


  • Sponsors of the debate request that media coverage include mention of event sponsors: OSU-Cascades, City Club of Central Oregon and KTVZ.
  • Photos of candidates are available at:


Parking on campus is free after 5 p.m. For parking before 5 p.m., journalists in vehicles not marked with media organization logos must obtain permission which is available at no cost. To obtain a parking permit, contact Christine Coffin, director of communications at or 541-788-3438 and provide the make, model and license plate of your vehicle. News media vehicles that are clearly marked with station logos may park on campus at no charge.


Journalists who plan to attend this event should contact or 541-788-3438, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept.23.

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