August 22, 2016
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Secretary of State Kim Wyman and challenger Tina Podlodowski debate in Spokane

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman and her Democratic challenger, Tina Podlodowski, faced voters in Spokane and across the state during last week’s televised debate. The event was hosted by AWB, Greater Spokane Incorporated, KHQ and the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Wyman, the only statewide elected Republican on the West Coast, emphasized her decades of experience running elections and her even-handed, nonpartisan approach to overseeing the voting process in the state. “Partisanship should be checked at the door,” Wyman said.

Podlodowski, on the other hand, called herself a proud partisan and discussed her own experience in the tech and private sector, calling for innovation in the secretary of state’s office.

Podlodowski criticized voter turnout and registrations during Wyman’s four years in office and pledged to push for a statewide voting rights act. Wyman cited the support of 60 county auditors and election officials from both parties.

The Spokesman-Review’s Nina Culver covered the debate, which was moderated by the newspaper’s Olympia Bureau Chief Jim Camden. The Northwest News Network also covered the story. Olympia Business Watch has a summary of the debate.

Watch the full debate online at KHQ.

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