WAYNE – Democratic congressional candidate John Arvanites will debate nine-term incumbent Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne. The debate is open to the public.
Arvanites, 45, a certified public accountant and former Mayor of Roseland, seeks to unseat Frelinghuysen, who has served in Congress since 1995, in the Nov. 6 general election. Arvanites and his family now live in Morristown.
“This debate will allow voters to hear my views about economic relief, job creation, education, healthcare and the other crucial issues that affect their daily lives,” Arvanites said. “I look forward to a candid public dialogue with Mr. Frelinghuysen.”
The debate moderator will be Richard French, host of RNN’s Richard French Live. Candidates will field questions from Alfred Doblin, editorial page editor for The Record of Bergen County; Charles Stile, the newspaper’s political columnist; and Herb Jackson, The Record’s senior Washington correspondent.
The debate will be held at the university’s Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, near the main campus.
RNN will televise the debate to air on Verizon FiOS1’s Channel 6, Comcast Channel 19, Cablevision Channel 19 and 48, Dish Network Channel 22, Direct TV Channel 48, Time Warner Channel 22, and RNC Channel 16.
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