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State Attorney Candidates to Debate at UCF

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UPDATE: Read about the debate: "Lamar, Ashton trade attacks during News 13 state attorney debate"

By Chad Binette

Orange-Osceola state attorney candidates Lawson Lamar and Jeff Ashton will participate in a debate Tuesday, July 24, at the University of Central Florida.

The 7 p.m. debate will be broadcast live on Central Florida News 13 and will be moderated by News 13 anchor Ybeth Bruzual and Ross Wolf, an associate professor and graduate coordinator with UCF's Department of Criminal Justice.

Tickets required for admission have been distributed. However, media are welcome to attend the debate at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on UCF's main campus. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and everyone must be seated by 6:45 p.m.

No video cameras will be permitted in the event room. However, media can record and air footage from News 13's broadcast. In addition, both candidates are scheduled to be available for interviews following the debate.

Many of the questions that the candidates will answer were submitted by students and faculty members in UCF's Department of Criminal Justice.

Lamar and Ashton will compete in the primary election Aug. 14. Although both candidates are Democrats, the primary will be open to all Orange and Osceola county voters because there are no other candidates in the race.

Central Florida News 13 and the UCF Department of Criminal Justice are the debate's sponsors.

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