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Politically Engaged

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2017) – More than 50 UAlbany students interested in public policy attended yesterday’s Albany Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate hosted by the University’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy in conjunction with Spectrum News.

The hour-long debate, which included all three Albany Democrat mayoral candidates, Common Councilman Frank Commisso Jr., Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Mayor Kathy Sheehan, was invite-only and exclusively open to UAlbany students, faculty, staff and the candidates’ invited guests.

Students were offered an extraordinary educational opportunity to watch live as the candidates weighed in on pertinent city issues. They also submitted questions that were answered during a “lightning round.”

The debate was taped at 1 p.m. in UAlbany’s Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center and aired last night at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News.

You can watch it here.

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