The major party candidates for lieutenant governor of New Jersey, incumbent Sheila Oliver and Republican challenger Diane Allen, will meet in the first and only debate of the 2021 campaign tonight.
The debate will be at 7 PM at Rider University in Lawrenceville in cooperation with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. It will be moderated by New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein, with questions from Micah Rasmussen, the director of the Rebovich Institute of New Jersey Politics at Rider University, and Shennell McCloud, the CEO of Project Ready.
The debate will be live-streamed on the New Jersey Globe Website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, using the following links:
The debate will be rebroadcast on Saturday, October 9 on Talk Radio 77 WABC at 4 PM.
While three other candidates – Heather Warburton of the Green Party, Vivian Sahner of the Socialist Workers Party, and Eveline Brownstein of the Libertarian Party – will also be on the ballot in November, they did not meet fundraising thresholds determined by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission and thus were not invited to participate in official debates.
The New Jersey Globe will sponsor a separate debate for Warburton, Sahner and Brownstein on Monday, October 11 at 9 PM. New Jersey Globe reporter Joey Fox will moderate the debate, which will be livestreamed.
A week from tomorrow, on October 12,, the second and final gubernatorial debate will be held in Glassboro at 8 PM. Among its partners are NJ PBS, NJ Spotlight News, the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship at Rowan University, New York Public Radio, WNYC, and Gothamist.