Club 20 schedules candidate debates for Sept. 10

Candidates in a variety of races have been invited to participate in debates hosted by Club 20 in Grand Junction.

The debates are scheduled for Sept. 10 in the Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. Sessions are set for 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. and 5:45 to 8:15 p.m.

“Now, more than ever before, it is imperative to engage with our elected officials so we have a choice in shaping the landscape of Western Colorado both literally and figuratively,” said Christian Reece, executive director of Club 20. “The issues we are facing as a region, a state and a nation have far-reaching implications, and it is vital that our leaders, both locally and in our nation’s capital, be strong advocates on behalf of the needs of our communities.”

The debates will feature candidates vying for election in November in seven races for the Colorado House of Representatives and two races for the State Senate. Candidates seeking election as Colorado secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general also are scheduled to debate.

The evening session will feature candidates seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate as well as Colorado governor.

The debates are open to the public and will be streamed for free through the Club 20 Facebook page at 

Tickets to attend the evening debates in person are limited, however, so attendees should register early.

Club 20 — a Grand-Junction based coalition of businesses, governments and individuals in the region — also will host a steak fry scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Absolute Prestige Ranch at 1351 Q Road in Loma. The event will offer participants a chance to meet and talk with elected officials and candidates from across Western Colorado.

For more information about the debates and steak fry, contact Club 20 at 242-3264 or