Belmont University, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee and NewsChannel 5 partnered last night to host the first televised, statewide gubernatorial forum of the 2018 election. Candidates Randy Boyd, Karl Dean, Craig Fitzhugh, Beth Harwell and Bill Lee participated in the forum. Mae Beavers and Diane Black were unable to attend.
Focused exclusively on education, the forum was broadcast live on NewsChannel 5. In addition, a livestream of the forum in its entirety is available at www.tennessean.com or www.newschannel5.com. A photo gallery of the entire evening is available here.
Belmont President Bob Fisher said the university is kicking off a year-long commitment to hosting events related to the 2018 governor’s race, and it’s appropriate the first forum is on education.
“We are eager to support efforts like this one that complement our mission to empower students to engage and transform the world,” Fisher said. “We are honored to be partnering with SCORE to engage Tennessee’s gubernatorial candidates in this discussion that is vital to Tennessee’s future.”