League of Women Voters of Lane County Oregon and OPB are co-hosting a debate among the 2016 candidates for Oregon governor. OPB’s Think Out Loud host David Miller will moderate the debate among three candidates:

• Kate Brown, Democratic Party
• Bud Pierce, Republican Party
• Cliff Thomason, Independent Party

The debate will introduce gubernatorial candidates to area residents, increase understanding of major public policy issues and encourage informed voting.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Audiences will be encouraged to submit written questions for the candidates during the event. You can also submit questions in advance below in the comments at https://www.facebook.com/events/1771945166381490/, in an email to thinkoutloud@opb.org or by calling 503.293.1983.

In addition to airing live on OPB Radio, the debate can also be streamed online atwww.opb.org and through the OPB News app and will re-air at noon on KLCC and at noon and 8 p.m. on OPB Radio on October 7.