WHTM-TV abc27 and Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC to Host Live Harrisburg Mayoral Primary Debate April 17

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, WHTM-TV abc27 and supporting partners will host an exclusive live broadcast of a primary debate between the Democratic Harrisburg mayoral candidates on Saturday, April 17 at 7 pm. In addition to tuning into the broadcast on WHTM-TV, viewers may access a live-stream of the debate on abc27.com or on the abc27 news app.

The broadcast, live from the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, will include incumbent mayor Eric Papenfuse, Otto Banks, Kevyn Knox, Dave Schankweiler and Wanda Williams. Supporting partners of the debate include African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA, Harrisburg Young Professionals, Keystone Business Alliance and Young Professionals of Color.

WHTM abc27 news anchor Dennis Owens will moderate the debate, posing questions to the candidates on current issues impacting the Harrisburg community. The candidates will be asked for their views on education, healthcare, the coronavirus pandemic, police reform and the economy.

In addition to taking questions from the moderator, the candidates will respond to questions from local voters regarding issues that impact their community. Viewers can submit questions for the debate via email to news@abc27.com.

The primary election for Harrisburg mayor will take place on Tuesday, May 18. To register to vote, visit Pennsylvania’s voter registration application page. For more information regarding the upcoming election, polling locations and voter identification requirements, visit pavoterservices.pa.gov.

For more information about Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC events and programs in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, visit the harrisburgregionalchamber.org.

About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC 

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. The organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is five-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than 2 percent of chambers across the nation.