Mo. gubernatorial debate held in Columbia, Mo.

Mo. gubernatorial debate held in Columbia, Mo.
The Missouri Gubernatorial debate was held on Friday, October 9. (Source: KFVS)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KFVS) - An open candidate forum for the Missouri governor’s race was rescheduled for Friday, October 9 at the Missouri Theatre.

It was from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Candidates for the Missouri governor’s race include:

  • Mike Parson (R)
  • Nicole Galloway (D)
  • Jerome H. Bauer (G)
  • Rik Combs (L)

Space was designated for each candidate to answer questions after the forum while also following social distancing rules.

The forum was sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and KOMU 8.

The Associated Press' chief correspondent in Jefferson City, David Lieb, moderated. Panelists included: Emily Spain, KOMU; Ruby Bailey, Columbia Missourian; Gary Castor, Jefferson City News Tribune; and Tricia Miller, Washington Missourian.

The Gubernatorial Forum was originally scheduled for late September as part of the Missouri Press Association’s virtual 154th Annual Convention. It was postponed after Governor Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined.

The forum was not open to the public.

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