UNM's Student Government hosts a debate between the candidates for New Mexico’s first congressional district on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Kiva Auditorium. 

The Associated Students of The University of New Mexico (ASUNM) invited Democratic nominee Deb Haaland, Republican nominee Janice Arnold-Jones and Libertarian nominee Lloyd Princeton.

“We are extremely excited to be hosting a Congressional debate. This provides an opportunity for students to engage directly with their next member of Congress. We look forward to working with the next member of Congress from district one, whomever it may be,” said James Campbell, executive director of ASUNM Governmental Affairs – the government relations are of UNM’s undergraduate student association.

Genevive Romero, an ASUNM student employee, and Madison Spratto, the New Mexico Daily Lobo’s news editor, will moderate. 

Topics will include K-12 and secondary education, healthcare and the economy, among others. Questions were generated by ASUNM Governmental Affairs, the New Mexico Daily Lobo and UNM Students. 

 “This debate will be a perfect space for candidates to discuss important issues that affect students every day,” Campbell said.