2nd Congressional District Debate

Galloway, N.J. – The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University and The Press of Atlantic City will cosponsor a debate Oct. 19 between candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in South Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District.

The major party candidates, Democratic challenger Tim Alexander and Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the Republican incumbent, have agreed to participate. The one-hour debate will be held at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre on the Galloway campus.

At this time, the event is scheduled to be in person. Currently, seating for the event is sold out.

But the debate will be broadcast live on the Hughes Center and Press websites, and a video recording will be archived on the Hughes Center site.

The debate sponsors require independent candidates to meet a campaign finance standard to qualify to be invited to participate. Such candidates must have raised and spent at least $5,000 – the minimum that requires reporting to the Federal Election Commission – to qualify. No other candidates have yet met that standard.