Fall 2016

August 16-18, the Public Policy Institute partnered with WJXT Channel 4 to host candidate debates at Jacksonville University, 8 p.m. nightly in Swisher Theater.

August 16

​State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit Of Florida

This debate aired on Sunday August 28 at 5 p.m. Candidates included The Honorable Angela Corey (incumbent), Melissa Nelson, and Wes White.​ Click here to watch the debate online. Also watch Post-Debate Coverage

​August 17

U.S. Representative, Fourth Congressional District Of Florida

Televised live from the Jacksonvill​e University campus, candidates included The Honorable Bill McClure, The Honorable Lake Ray, John Rutherford, and Hans Tanzler. Click here to watch the debate online.

​August 18

U.S. Representative, Fifth Congressional District Of Florida​

Televised live from the Jacksonville University campus, candidates included The Honorable Corrine Brown (incumbent), LaShonda "L.J." Holloway, and The Honorable Al Lawson, Jr.​ Click here to watch the debate online.


Spring 2015

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In the Spring of 2015, the Public Policy Institute partnered with WJXT Channel 4 to host televised debates in the Jac​ksonville Mayoral and Sheriffs elections.

Held in the Jacksonville University Terry Concert Hall, the debates were attended by students, faculty, and leadership ​along with local elected officials and campaign supporters. Click the links below to watch.

Jacksonville General Election WJXT Mayoral Debate - May 14, 2015​

​Jacksonville General Election Sheriffs Debate - May 13, 2015

​​Jacksonville Primary Election Sheriffs Debate - March 19, 2015

Jacksonville Primary Election Mayoral Debate - March 18, 2015