Pete Buttigieg, Kelly Jones to square off in South Bend mayoral debate Tuesday night at IUSB


By: Krystal Vivian

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Republican mayoral candidate Kelly Jones will face off during a debate at IU South Bend on Tuesday night, Oct. 6.

The debate will begin at 6 p.m. in the Wiekamp Hall Auditorium and is scheduled to last about 90 minutes. Audience members will have a chance to submit questions on notecards.

The debate will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, a political science professor at IUSB and campus director of the American Democracy Project.

Buttigieg, a Democrat and South Bend native, has been mayor since 2012. Jones is also a South Bend native and is a newcomer to politics.

If you can’t make it to the debate, you can watch it live on Periscope. Follow @953MNC on Periscope or Twitter and keep an eye out for the link, which will be posted around 6 p.m.

Questions and comments posted on Periscope will not receive a response so as to not interrupt the debate.

You can also follow @953MNC on Twitter for live coverage of the debate.

Anyone who attends the event is asked not to wear clothes, buttons, hats or other items that support a particular candidate or campaign.