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00:00 Georgia 9th District Republican Party
00:03 The Venue at Friendship Springs
00:13 Candidates for Georgia Governor Forum
00:24 Rebecca Fanny Yardley, 1st Vice-Chairman, 9th District GOP
01:31 Ron Johnson leads Pledge of Allegiance
02:25 Ansleigh Patterson sings National Anthem
04:11 Online straw poll
05:05 White County High School WTVN/Warrior TV
Charles Dewalt, Executive Director and Kayla Everett, Instructor
05:51 The Wayne Family, owners of The Venue
06:11 Sponsors recognized
07:24 Congressman Doug Collins, Title Sponsor
12:41 John Watson, Chairman, Georgia Republican Party
13:24 Greg Bluestein, moderator of debate;
Reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES
15:03 Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
15:19 Businessman Eddie Hayes (withdrew)
15:32 Former State Senator Hunter Hill
15:42 Secretary of State Brian Kemp
16:04 Businessman Clay Tippins
16:11 Educator Marc Alan Urbach (withdrew)
16:19 State Senator Michael Williams
16:51 Opening statements from candidates
31:18 Questions to candidates from Greg Bluestein
1:43:46 Closing statements from candidates
1:57:46 Applause for candidates and moderator
1:57:51 Handshakes and standing ovation
1:57:58 Thank you from Rebecca Fanny Yardley
1:58:06 Primary election day is Tuesday, May 22, 2018
1:58:54 After-party hosted by ESE Networks
1:59:00 Happy Easter
2:01:27 Brinley Williams, daughter of Michael and Virginia Williams
The 9th District Republican Party will present a live debate between the seven announced Republican candidates for governor on Saturday, March 31st at 530pm at the Venue at Friendship Springs in Flowery Branch, GA. The event will be streamed live on whiteco.tv by the White County High School WTVN broadcast staff.
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, businessman Eddie Hayes, Former State Senator Hunter Hill, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, businessman Clay Tippins, educator Marc Urbach and State Senator Michael Williams will participate. The debate will last one and half hours and will be moderated by Greg Bluestein, political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Our Title Sponsor for the event is Congressman Doug Collins. Other sponsors for the event include Host Sponsor: Senator Steve Gooch; Presenting Sponsors: Representative Tommy Benton, Representative Dan Gasaway, Senator Frank Ginn, Representative Lee Hawkins, Representative Terry Rogers and Senator John Wilkinson; Platinum Sponsors: Banks County Republican Party, Fannin County Republican Party, Forsyth County Republican Party, Habersham County Republican Party, Hall County Republican Party, Jackson County Republican Party, Lumpkin County Republican Party and White County Republican Party; Gold Sponsorships: Clarke County Republican Party, Dawson, County Republican Party, Franklin County Republican Party, Gilmer County Republican Party, Hart County Republican Party, Madison County Republican Party, Rabun County Republican Party, Towns County Republican Party and Union County Republican Party; additional sponsors are the Republican Women of Hall County.
Tickets for this event are no longer available, as the venue is sold out. However, people can watch online at whiteco.tv.
A straw poll will be conducted during the event.
This is the only governor’s debate that will be held in the 9th District during this election cycle before the primary.
The Venue at Friendship Springs
7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542