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Voters to quiz Democratic gubernatorial candidates

Author: Joey Bunch - May 31, 2018 - Updated: May 31, 2018

debateDemocratic gubernatorial candidates, from left, Michael Johnston, Cary Kennedy, Donna Lynne and Jared Polis answer question for the “Colorado Decides” debate that will air Friday night on Colorado Public Television. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Public Television)

With the June 26 primary fast approaching, gubernatorial candidates are on a tour of forums to get their message out, fielding questions usually put forward by activists and reporters. Saturday, voters get a chance.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Michael Johnston, Cary Kennedy, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will field questions from an audience that’s expected to be about 300 people from noon to 2 p.m. at the Shorter Community AME Church at 3100 Richard Allen Court in Denver.

The forum is being put on by Service Employees International Union Local 105, Colorado People’s Action and the Working Families Party of Colorado.

The questions are expected to focus on such issues as “economic justice, racial justice, the impacts of climate change on the workforce and Colorado governance.” the organizers tell us.

The Rev. Timothy Tyler, the pastor at Shorter AME, will host the discussion.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.