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.