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UHD Partnering with KTRK, Univision for Congressional Debates on Sept. 26


By Cynthia Gonzales

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the host site for a debate featuring candidates running for seats in U.S. Congressional Districts 2 and 29.

The event, presented by KTRK ABC13 and Univision 45 KXLN, will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. The debate also will be streamed live online at ABC13.com and Univision.com.

Candidates running for U.S. Representative District 2 are Republican Daniel Crenshaw and Democrat Todd Litton. These candidates are vying for the seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe who announced last fall that he is giving up his seat after 14 years in office.

Republican Phillip Aronoff and Democrat Sylvia Garcia are competing for U.S. Representative District 29. Last November, U.S. Rep. Gene Green announced he was retiring after serving nearly 46 years in elected office, both at the state and national levels.

The event will be moderated by anchors from each station — Mayra Moreno (KTRK) and Osvaldo Corral (Univision). The upcoming debate will mark the third event presented by KTRK and Univision at UHD. Previous collaborations include the 2015 Mayor's Debate, the 2016 Sheriff's Debate and the DACA Town Hall.

Attendees must register here in advance for security purposes. Students are encouraged to ask questions on camera during each of the debates. Those interested in posing questions to the candidates also should contact Mike Emery, UHD director of communications at Emeryp@uhd.edu no later than 5 p.m., Sept. 24.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.