ABC-13 AND UNIVISION 45 PRESENT RUNOFF CANDIDATES IN LIVE HOUSTON MAYORAL DEBATE
Houston, TX - Univision 45/KXLN-TV and ABC-13/KTRK-TV have joined to co-host the Houston Mayoral Debate, streaming it live from the University of Houston-Downtown at One Main Street, Houston, Texas at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd. The Houston Mayoral Debate will feature runoff candidates Bill King and Sylvester Turner and will be accessible live on-air on KTRK-TV abc13 and online at www.abc13.com and www.univision45.com. Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be available on Univision 45's website and will air the same day at 10 p.m. The debate will be presented in partnership with the University of Houston-Downtown and Mi Familia Vota.
ABC-13's Erik Barajas and Univision 45's Rebecca Suarez will moderate the debate. The audience will be by invitation only; however, Houston voters are encouraged to submit their questions in English or Spanish by posting them to twitter using #ABC13VOTE
"We look forward to working with Univision 45 to bring this most important and newsworthy event to Houston in Prime Time so that voters have the opportunity to hear from the candidates, one of whom will be the next mayor," said Henry Florsheim, General Manager of KTRK ABC-13.
"We are excited to partner once again with ABC-13 to present this mayoral debate. This is an important opportunity for the candidates to present their plans and answer key questions about the future of our city," said David Loving, General Manager of Univision Houston.
Rebecca Suarez is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She has been a member of the Univision 45 news team since 2011, working as a news anchor and reporter. She is a native Houstonian with expertise in covering local and statewide elections. Erik Barajas has served as a respected 13 Eyewitness News anchor for seven years. A true Texas journalist, he's worked as a reporter and anchor in several cities across the state.
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