Ohio lawmakers react to presidential debate announcement


FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – The announcement that Wright State University will host the first presidential debate in 2016 is prompting swift reaction from Ohio lawmakers.

The debate will be held at the Nutter Center on September 16, 2016.

Here is what the people who represent us are saying:

Congressman Mike Turner:

I would like to take a moment to congratulate Wright State University on hosting this historic event. Wright State University is named after the Wright Brothers who are the ‘first in flight’ and it is only fitting the first Presidential debate will take place at such a symbolic location in Dayton, Ohio.”

Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Clifford A. Rosenberger:

I am honored and thrilled that my alma mater, Wright State University, will host the first presidential debate of the 2016 election next fall. With Ohio hosting the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the first presidential debate near Dayton, there is no mistaking the critical role that the great state of Ohio plays in electing our nation’s president. With this exciting announcement, Wright State has an opportunity to showcase everything it has to offer. I look forward to the state partnering with the university to ensure that this important event in our democracy is successfully executed.”

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown:

Today’s announcement is exciting news for Wright State University and for Ohio,” said Brown. “The presidential candidates will have the chance to experience the welcoming Fairborn community and, on the night of the first presidential debate, millions of Americans will tune in to see history being made at Wright State’s Nutter Center.”


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