History of the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

Candidates shake hands before 3rd Congressional District Primary Debate.

Video on the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

In 2011 R. Charles “Charlie” Loudermilk, founder of Aaron’s Inc., pledged $1 million to permanently endow the club’s series of political debates during every election year in Georgia. In honor of Loudermilk’s close friendship with former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, the debates are named the Atlanta Press Club’s Loudermilk-Young Debate Series.