Broome County Executive Debate 2012

On October 25th, 2012, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate at Broome Community College between Broome County Executive candidates Debbie Preston and Tarik Abdelazim. In their opening statements, both candidates requested "civil" and "respectful" discussion. Here's how it went!

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  1. A complete audio archive from the October 25th Broome County Executive debate can be found here:
  2. A complete video archive, a photo gallery and a written round-up can be found here:
  3. WSKG presents this Storify in chronological order, starting with a few hours lead-up to the event, progressing through the complete debate and concluding with some thoughts from the audience and background info on the candidates.
  4. Gearing up for the Broome County Executive debate tonight! Press pass: check. Computer/iPad: check. Enthusiasm: double check!! Follow our livetweet starting at 7:00pm, and/or hear the debate live on...
  5. The Broome County Executive debate livetweet was brought to you by WSKG's Teresa Peltier, and our WSQX over-the-air broadcast was made possible by WSKG's Ken Campbell and Crystal Sarakas. Nice work to WSKG's Bill Jaker, who moderated. [more local election coverage at]
  6. Things kicked off promptly at 7:00pm.
  7. Moderator Bill Jaker gave each candidate 3 minutes for their opening remarks. Debbie Preston started...
  8. ...Tarik Abdelazim followed with his opening remarks.