WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tuesday night the Tippecanoe County Sheriff and Prosecutor debate will air on WLFI. This is your chance to learn more about the candidates before heading to the polls next month.
The debate starts at 7:00 p.m. at Faith West Community Center off Northwestern Avenue. You can watch on WLFI or come out to the debate, but seating is limited.
The first 30 minutes will be between three candidates for running for Sheriff. This includes incumbent Sheriff Barry Richard, West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski and Lieutenant John "Woody" Ricks. The final half-hour will be between the two candidates running for prosecutor. Incumbent Patrick Harrington and lawyer Earl McCoy's names are on the ballot.
Registered voter Shane Weist said he is attending Tuesday night's debate.
"At the local level it makes more of an impact on your life than it does at the national level," said Weist. "They need to become informed on what's happening locally and what each candidate's standing for and what their plans are for moving forward."
Weist adds this primary election is very important, "especially right now with all the issues we have in the county with crime and drugs. I think these are two of the most important positions that we have up for office in this elections."
The debate is open to the public and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
It will air on WLFI following the CBS Evening News at 7:00 p.m.