WATCH VIDEO: 13th District Congressional Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three candidates running to represent Ohio’s 13th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives are facing off in a debate sponsored by the Youngstown Press Club and Stambaugh Auditorium.

The incumbent, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, is seeking reelection to the seat. The Trumbull County Democrat was elected to Congress in 2002.

Challenging Ryan are former state Rep. Christina Hagan of Marlboro Township, who won a crowded primary for the Republican nomination for the seat, and Dr. Michael Fricke of Kent, running as the Libertarian candidate.

The event, which will run from 7 to 8 p.m., is being held at Stambaugh Auditorium. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the debate is not open to the general public.

Adam Earnheardt, chairman of the department of communication at Youngstown State University, will moderate the event. Questioning the candidates will be George Nelson, political editor of The Business Journal; Derek Steyer, WFMJ co-anchor; David Skolnick, political reporter for the Tribune Chronicle/The Vindicator; and Abigail Cloutier, executive producer of Jambar TV and managing editor of the YSU student newspaper, The Jambar.

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