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Attend a Live Taping of the 2012 Austin Mayoral Debate Hosted by CPG and KXAN Austin News

Event Details

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

Watch Live on the KXAN Website.


Out of respect for fallen APD Officer Jaime Padron, the KXAN Mayoral debate originally scheduled for this week has been rescheduled to air/stream on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:15pm.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance will partner with KXAN Austin News to provide the only major broadcast, multi-platform Austin Mayoral debate. This debate will be an opportunity for the people of Austin to have their questions answered directly by the candidates.

The event will be held Monday, April 16 at noon in the Bass Lecture Hall located on the basement level of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St.

Watch Live on the KXAN Website.

The debate will be moderated by KXAN Austin News anchor Robert Hadlock. Panelists include: Sherri Greenberg, Director of the Center for Politics and Governance; Alberta Phillips, Editorial Writer/ Columnist for the Austin American Statesman; and Andrea Leptinsky, General Manager for the Community Impact Newspaper.

The candidates taking part in the debate include: Lee Leffingwell, Brigid Shea and Clay Dafoe.

Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS), an LBJ School student organization, is also partnering with CPG and KXAN on the debate and will provide research and logistical assistance.

This event is free and open to the public but seating at the debate is limited and registration is required. To register for the event, visit:

The Center for Politics and Governance is dedicated to producing leaders and ideas to improve the political process and governance through innovative teaching, research and programming combining academics and the real world.

KXAN Austin News. It's not a slogan -- Austin News is a promise to provide clear, concise coverage of the stories important to our viewers every day. It is a promise to deliver the news with depth, context and a unique Austin perspective. It is a promise to share a clear weather story every day, and when disruptive weather strikes, to be there until the threat is over. It is a promise to make local news, weather and traffic information accessible whenever, wherever and however our viewers want it.

Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) is an LBJ School student organization dedicated to bringing more attention to involvement in local communities.


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