The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host general election debates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senate special election, Congressional Districts 5, 6, 7, 9; Public Service Commission Districts 1 and 4; and Commission Chair for Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. The debate series will take place on October 12, 13, 14 and 19, 2020. Candidates who qualify with the Secretary of State’s office to have their names on the ballot are invited to participate in our debates.

The Atlanta Press Club will partner with Georgia Public Broadcasting for the statewide debates and Public Broadcasting Atlanta/WABE 90.1 for the local races. The debates will be available for viewers to watch online live or on demand via Facebook at www.fb.com/TheAtlantaPressClub.

The debates airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting also will be available on GPB.org and GPB-TV. The debates airing on Public Broadcasting Atlanta will be available on WABE.org and WABE 90.1.

An updated version of debate rules reflecting the online format can be viewed here.

The Atlanta Press Club has partnered with the nonpartisan nonprofit Informing to Empower to make it easier for voters to know where candidates stand on specific issues. Click the links below to hear how the candidates responded to their questions during the Loudermilk-Young primary debate series.

U.S. Senate Democratic primary

6th District Republican Primary

7th District Republican Primary

7th District Democratic Primary

9th District Republican Primary

9th District Democratic Primary

14th District Republican Primary

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.


Video by Sarah Woods.

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

2020 Primary Runoffs

Congressional District 14 (R)
Congressional District 1 (D)
Congressional District 9 (R)
Congressional District 9 (D)

2020 Primary Races

Congressional District 14 (R)
Congressional District 6 (R)
Congressional District 13 (D)
Congressional District 13 (R)
Public Service Commission District 4
U.S. Senate (D)
Congressional District 9 (R)
Congressional District 7 (D)
Congressional District 9 (D)
Congressional District 7 (R)

2018 General Election Races

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: GOVERNOR

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: GOVERNOR*Please note, there is a delay in the debate at approximately the :08 mark. The debate will resume at approximately 11 minutes, 15 seconds.

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Governor
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Congressional District 6
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Congressional District 7
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Congressional District 10
Congressional District 12
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Lieutenant Governor
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: ATTORNEY GENERAL

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: ATTORNEY GENERAL

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Attorney General
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Commissioner of Insurance
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Commissioner of Agriculture
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Secretary of State
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Public Service Commission, District 3
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Public Service Commission, District 5
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Commissioner of Labor
Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

Loudermilk-Young General Election Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
State School Superintendent

2018 Primary Runoff Races

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: GOVERNOR (R)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Series: GOVERNOR (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Governor (R)
Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: LT. GOVERNOR (R)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: LT. GOVERNOR (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Lt. Governor (R)
Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Congressional District 7 (D)
Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT (D)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
State School Superintendent (D)
Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Congressional District 6 (D)
Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (R)

Loudermilk-Young Runoff Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 12 July 2018
Secretary of State (R)

2018 Local Primary Races

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: GOVERNOR (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: GOVERNOR (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 17 May 2018
Governor (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: GOVERNOR (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: GOVERNOR (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Governor (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: INSURANCE COMMISSIONER (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: INSURANCE COMMISSIONER (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 10 May 2018
Insurance Commissioner (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: INSURANCE COMMISSIONER (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: INSURANCE COMMISSIONER (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 10 May 2018
Insurance Commissioner (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: LT. GOVERNOR (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: LT. GOVERNOR (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 10 May 2018
Lt. Gov. (D)
Lt. Gov. (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 3 May 2018
Public Service Commission, District 5 (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 3 May 2018
Public Service Commission, District 5 (D)
Public Service Commission, District 3 (D)
State School Superintendent (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 3 May 2018
State School Superintendent (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 3 May 2018
Secretary of State (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: SECRETARY OF STATE (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, 3 May 2018
Secretary of State (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Congressional District 6 (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Congressional District 7 (D)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (R)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 (R)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Congressional District 7 (R)
Congressional District 10 (R)
Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 (D)

Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 (D)

Posted by The Atlanta Press Club on Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Congressional District 10 (D)

2017 Local Runoff Races

Mayor Of Atlanta Runoff Debate
Atlanta City Council President Runoff Debate

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
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