Jess King, Lloyd Smucker debate

Democrat Jess King and Republican U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker will face off Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in a 11th Congressional District debate at Millersville University's Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Editor's note: Free tickets for simulcast in the Biemesderfer Concert Hall in the Winter Center are available. LancasterOnline will livestream the debate on its Facebook page and on

Additional but limited seating is available for the 11th Congressional District debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker and Democratic challenger Jess King to be held 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Millersville University’s Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville.

The additional space is located in the Winter Center’s Biemesderfer Concert Hall, where the debate will be broadcast on a big screen.

Tickets for the debate in the Winter Center’s neighboring Clair Performance Hall were claimed within hours of being made available to the public online Sept. 14.

To see the debate broadcast on the big screen Oct. 8 in Biemesderfer, call the MU ticket office at 717-871-7600, or visit Tickets are free but limited to two per person.

LNP Media Group, the Lancaster Chamber and the Robert S. and Sue Walker Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership at MU are debate sponsors. Moderators are Barbara Hough Roda, community liaison for LNP and LancasterOnline, and Tom Baldrige, president and CEO of the Lancaster Chamber. LancasterOnline will livestream the debate .

District residents may submit advance questions for the candidates by contacting Roda at or 717-481-7335.

Garden Spot High School forum

The U.S. House candidates will meet again at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, for a one-hour forum at Garden Spot High School, 669 W. Main St., New Holland.

The event is the culmination of the first high school Democracy Day sponsored by Lancaster Media Group, the Lancaster Chamber and host, Eastern Lancaster County School District.

Students will pose questions to the candidates after participating in morning sessions on leadership and election-year issues.

The event, which includes high school students from around Lancaster County, is not open to the public. However, the forum will be livestreamed by LancasterOnline from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and covered by the media.

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