The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series partnered with PBA30 to host runoff debates for the offices of mayor of Atlanta and city council president on Thursday, November 16, 2017. You can watch the videos from the runoff debates below.

The non-partisan mayoral and city council president runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Mayor Of Atlanta Runoff Debate

Atlanta City Council President Runoff Debate

History of the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

For more than 20 years, the Atlanta Press Club, in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, has been organizing the premier political debates in the state of Georgia. The Atlanta Press Club Debate Series provides the most comprehensive, timely and widely viewed series of political debates during every election year in Georgia.

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.

Previously, the Debate Series was funded from support by the late Tom Watson Brown.

To download a PDF of the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series rules, please click here.

2017 Local Races

Mayor of Atlanta General Election
Atlanta City Council President General Election

2017 Special Election

Congressional District 6

2016 General Election

U.S. Senate
Congressional District 3
Public Service Commission (District 2, Eastern)
Opportunity School District Amendment Discussion

2016 Runoff Election Debates

3rd Congressional District - GOP
RunOff2016
View older debates on our YouTube channel...