Wed, Oct 12, 2022 | 7 pm

Democratic incumbent: Joe Courtney

Green Party candidate: Kevin Blacker 

Republican candidate: Mike France


Tickets for this free event are available at The Garde’s box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Theater doors open at 6, and nobody will be allowed in the seating area after 6:45 p.m. The debate begins at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about an hour.


Theater Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Theater Doors Close:  6:45 pm
(no late seating; no exceptions)
Debate Begins:   7:00 pm



The Day Executive Editor Tim Cotter is moderating, and three journalists will ask questions: The Day’s legislative reporter, Sten Spinella, WFSB chief political reporter Susan Raff; and Mark Pazniokas, capitol bureau chief for the CT Mirror.

You also can participate by proposing questions you’d like our panelists to ask the candidates. Questions should be issue-focused and solicit responses beyond “yes” or “no.” Email them to with DEBATE QUESTIONS in the subject line or drop them in the comments below.

The League of Women Voters will be the timekeepers at the event. Candidates each will get a total of 90 seconds to answer questions and will lose some of that time in the event of any disruption from their supporters in the theater.

This event will be live-streamed on The Day’s and WFSB’s websites. Links will be posted as available.


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